An adorable autistic child attempted to blow out a stranger’s birthday cake. Instead of becoming angry or disappointed, the man let the child do it for him. This kind gesture was captured on video and quickly went viral online. On April 12, Twitter user Good News Correspondent shared a video of the incident, captioned “young girl with autism blows out a stranger’s birthday candles and the boy couldn’t be sweeter about it.”
The celebrant can be seen in the video having a great time celebrating his birthday at a restaurant.Meanwhile, the little girl sitting next to them overheard people singing “happy birthday.” This prompted her to approach the birthday celebrant’s table and begin clapping. She attempted to blow out the man’s birthday candles with all innocence and curiosity.When the child’s father saw what her daughter had done, he stopped her and attempted to take her away from the other table.
The birthday celebrant, on the other hand, told him it was fine and asked him to let her do it. The video ends with the man letting the child do the honors of blowing out the birthday candle.The man’s sweet smile demonstrates his genuine affection for the autistic child. It was his special day, but he gave in and made the little girl happy.
His simple yet warm gesture made a significant difference in the child’s and her family’s lives, and the girl’s cuteness and innocence made his birthday even more memorable. The cute video quickly went viral and captured netizens’ hearts, garnering over 168,000 views. Many people were moved by the man’s kind gesture and found the little girl endearing.
On Twitter, one commenter said, “What a generous guy and an adorable little girl.” Another netizen was moved by the brief but beautiful video clip. He said, “There is a whole lot of loving wisdom in these two beautiful people’s collaboration on the moment they share.” Some people wished the man a happy birthday, saying that good people deserve the best.Parents who saw the video were also appreciative of the man’s actions.
“As a mother, I have to say Thank God for people like this young man,” one mother wrote. Others must deal with strangers who verbally attack us and tell us that autism is not an excuse.” Another user expressed similar feelings about autism. “Sweet. And admiration for Papa’s efforts to do his best. “When our special needs kids have impulsive, compulsive, sensory seeking moments, they are not always received positively or with much grace from strangers,” she wrote.
On the one hand, one netizen offered sound advice to all: “If you can be anything, be nice.” This is exactly what the birthday boy did as he demonstrated his sincerity and kindness to the autistic child. Giving way for children is a warm and remarkable gesture that not everyone has a big heart and patience for.Some people have negative reactions to autistic children, but there are also people who understand their behaviors. Here are two brief stories about such kindness:
One of these people is a runner who met a child with autism while training for a race. The child was having a temper tantrum and was face down on the ground. The man came to a halt to inquire about the child’s mother’s well-being. Soon after, the man did something unexpected for the mother: he lay down with her child and talked to him. Another man with a big heart aided a bullied and beaten-up autistic teen who had chewing gum all over his face.
When reporter David Begnaud learned of the incident, he went on the hunt for video companies to make the teen feel special. He collaborated with Six Foot Studios to give the teen an inside look at how video games are made. The strangers’ gesture made the teen extremely happy and restored his faith in humanity.