H/T Flag And Cross.
This story restores some of the faith I have in the youth of today.
Bravo, Young men.
Police are searching for a few teens that left the mother of an autistic child in tears at a local skatepark…but for all the right reasons.
For children on the autism spectrum, things are even tougher. These are the “weirdoes” and “nut jobs” that the heartless bullies rail on, making them the bread and butter of these jerks’ daily dissing.
So when the mother of an autistic son named Carter began crying at a local New Jersey skatepark, many feared the worst.
Lucky for all of us, there is still some good left in this world.
Kristen Braconi took Carter, who is on the autism spectrum and has ADHD, and his behavioral therapist to the park to celebrate his fifth birthday, where a group of older kids noticed him playing on his scooter. The teens took it upon themselves to teach Carter how to skateboard.
“They were absolutely amazing with him and included him and were so beyond kind it brought me to tears,” the mother shared on Facebook, including a few videos from the day. “I caught a video of them singing [“Happy Birthday”] to my son and one of the kids gave him a mini skateboard and taught him how to use it. I can’t even begin to thank these kids for being so kind and showing him how wonderful people can be to complete strangers.”
Kristen and Carter stepped away from the park for an ice cream break, with the mother hoping to “pay it forward” with a treat for the kind and compassionate teens. To their dismay, the good samaritans were nowhere to be found upon their return.
Now, the police are looking for a little help in finding the boys so the they can be properly recognized for their actions.
LOOKING TO FIND SOME SUPERHEROES – On Tuesday some older kids turned into superheroes right behind police headquarters.
Here is the story – A mom took her son to the South Brunswick Skate Park for his 5th birthday. He has high functioning autism and ADHD.