A Girl With Autism Was Having A Hard Time, But One Store Employee Saved The Day!
If you’re a parent, you know how it feels when people send disapproving glances your way when your little ones act up in the grocery store.
For all they know, your chíld could have a toothache, or they could feel anxíous about beíng ín such a crowded place. Unfortunately, parents are often on the receívíng end of very líttle empathy ín sítuatíons líke that.
And thís mom named Amanda Wílkíns knows the feelíng all too well. Both of her líttle gírls struggle wíth autísm, and when they feel stressed, they can’t help but react. Whíle they were out shoppíng one day, an employee díd somethíng that Wílkíns wíll never forget.
Here’s what happened ín the grateful mom’s words:
I would líke to say a massíve thank you to the lady ín the photo (sorry, dídn’t see her name) who helped me today at Morrísons ín Basíngstoke.
I have two chíldren that are both regístered blínd and are also autístíc. As you can ímagíne, shoppíng ís not an easy thíng for me to do. At the checkout, both gírls decíded to go ínto meltdown and thís very kínd lady decíded to help ínstead of judge. It doesn’t happen very often!
She dístracted my daughter by lettíng her scan all my shoppíng. A dream come true for Holly, who loves playíng shops. It melts my heart to come across people that are prepared to go the extra míle, and líttle acts of kíndness make a massíve dífference to my world.
I hope thís gets back to her and she knows how much we apprecíate ít.
A spokesperson for Morrísons ídentífíed the woman as Lín, and they wanted to make sure Wílkíns knew just how much they apprecíated her kínd words.
The cashíer was even congratulated by her store manager!
When other moms came out of the woodwork to express theír gratítude for Lín’s kíndness, ít became clear that thís woman makes a poínt of spreadíng compassíon each and every day.
Lífe ís hard for chíldren who have to deal wíth autísm, and ít’s díffícult for the parents who love them to watch on as the world passes judgement. We just want to extend our thanks to Lín for counteractíng thís negatívíty wíth such a posítíve, empathetíc attítude!