Shoutout to the Older Man Behind Me in the Checkout Line, and to All Kind and Understanding People
Shoutout to the older man behind me in the checkout line who recognized that my teenage son has severe developmental delays and had some kind words for me.
I mentioned that my son was doing a very good job behaving during our outing and I high-fived my son to encourage him. This gentlemen also told my son “good job” and high-fived him as well, and was rewarded with a big smile from my boy.
People who see my son as a person of worth make my day. I think a few people around us changed their minds after our exchange – instead of seeing someone odd they saw a boy who is happy and loving (and loved), and we got some smiles instead of strange looks.
I am grateful for his compassion and respect; it’s people like him that make the world a better place.