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christmas santa autism Mall Santa Shows Us What Christmas is Really About by Laying on the Floor to Talk to a Boy With Autism
Via: USA Today
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In an event for Autism Speaks a very 'Caring Santa' spent time bonding with kids who have autism.  Events with a lot of people like the typical mall Santa meet and greet can be especially hard for children with autism. In this event, kids make appointments to avoid waiting in crowded lines. The Santa at this event makes sure to spend as much time is needed to interact with the kids.

This particular Santa in Charlotte, N.C. went the extra mile by laying on the ground just to connect with a nervous little boy. You can see more photos and the full story in the video below:

Via: @Argus911
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Two kids vandalized cars at a car dealership in Sioux Falls, SD causing $40,000 in damage according to Keloand.com. When the owner of the dealership, Mike Schulte, found out that the vandals were only 10 and 14 years old he changed his mind about pressing charges. When he met the 14-year-old boy he decided to change his life and give him a part time job and better transportation to set him on the right path instead of branding him a criminal.

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Lisa Sarber Aldrich went to her local grocery store to get a birthday cake with a personal message. The cake didn't turn out as well as expected, but Aldrich had the chance to make someone's day much better simply by being polite and kind to the person who had helped her. She shared the story below with the image of the cake on Facebook and the feel-good post now has over 90,000 shares.

Picked out a cake at Meijer. Asked bakery-looking-employee if she could write on it for me. She said she would, and after a long time, she came and presented me with this cake. I looked her In the eye and said thank you before I even looked at the cake. After looking, I nervously laughed and headed to check out- it didn't really matter to me that it looked so bad- I thought people would think it was funny. The cashiers at the self check out didn't think it was so funny though, and called a few more cashiers and a manager over to look, even taking pictures. To my surprise, after they discussed it, one cashier put her arm on my shoulder and said "the girl who wrote that has Autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her- even though she's not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day."
So I guess the moral of the story is that kindness is important!


Aldrich also shared this quick update addressing a few of the most common comments she received.

1. I am a real person. 2. This is not a Meijer marketing ploy. 3. I never asked for all this publicity, I just wanted...

Posted by Lisa Sarber Aldrich on Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Remember to be nice to each other everyone!

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