8-Year-Old Boy Consoles Crying Classmate With Autism on Their First Day of School

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This 8-year-old has just restored faith in our humanity, consoling a crying classmate who has autism on their first day of school.

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Being diagnosed with autism can mean many things…

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One thing a child or adult with autism might find difficult, and this varies depending on the person, is change.

And Conner Crites, an 8-year-old with autism, was starting his very first day at school, which, although it’s scary for everyone, can be a lot scarier for the likes of Conner and others living a life with a diagnosis such as autism.

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“I fear every day that others are going to laugh at him because he doesn’t speak correctly, or laugh at him because he doesn’t sit still or because he jumps up and down and flaps his hands,” April Crites, Conner’s mom said.

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Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way people communicate, connect, and interact with the world around them.

This can especially become difficult when other children don’t understand certain behaviors displayed by the individual and pick on them.

But, if more people were like Christian Moore, another 8-year-old boy who attends the same school as Conner, then, interacting with the world probably wouldn’t be as scary…

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When Christian spotted Conner crying in a corner, he put his sweet little super hero cape on, and went to rescue him.

Sharing a photo to Facebook, Christian’s mom, Courtney Moore wrote:
“I’m so proud of my son! he saw a kid balled up into a corner crying, so he went to console him, grabbed his hand, and walked him inside of the school!

“It is an honor to raise such a loving, compassionate child! He’s a kid with a Big Heart, the first day of school started off right.”

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And Conner’s mom even saw the post…

Sharing her gratitude by commenting something truly heartwarming: “Tell your son I said thank you so very much! That little boy he helped is my son and is autistic. I worry every day that he is going to get bullied for being different and your son just absolutely warmed my heart. If there were more children like him I wouldn’t worry about such things.”

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Sometimes, all you need is somebody to lean on…

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That’s exactly what Christian provided for Conner.

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