As if having an autistic child is not hard enough, the sad reality that parents have to face every single day is that there will always be people who will try to judge them. It’s a sad, disturbing behavior that definitely needs to go away and fortunately, one man took a stand and openly expressed his disgust about it.
British dad Adam Poole shared a photo on social media, showing a mother cradling her child in public. He also wrote a few words, slamming harsh people who are clearly out of the line. Eventually, the short yet inspiring post went viral, gaining thousands of likes and shares from netizens everywhere.
Adam Poole has “some advice” for those who criticize parents of autistic children.
He wrote on Facebook:
“Just some advice for those with no experience of autism.
“When you see a child having what appears to be a meltdown in public, just walk past and keep your mouth shut.
“Don’t shake your head, don’t stare, just get on with your day. Your sh*tty look on your sh*tty face doesn’t help anyone.”
To end his post, Poole also wrote “Best mum I know.”
The short post quickly went viral, attracting a lot of comments from people who related and agreed with Poole’s point.
One mother commented:
“Thank God someone said it … The amount of times people have stared or even muttered that I should give my son a smack is ridiculous! There needs to be more awareness but unless everyone had first hand experience they don’t understand and won’t teach their children to understand.”
“Ladies. I see this sh*t all the time. Rather than shake your head and comment something negative, how about you walk up to the woman and ask her if she’s ok and needs any help? Why not offer support instead of negativity? Women should empower each other.”
What Do You Think?
Barefoot Dad At Daughter’s Graduation Earns Praise And Admiration
Even those who are too poor to send their kids to school believe that education is the key to success. They know that having a proper education can lead to better opportunities and a brighter future.
Man Questions God Why He Experienced a Lot of Inconvenience
“God, why do you allow a lot of ‘unfortunate things’ to happen to me today?”
"God Works in Mysterious Ways."
If there is any statement that will instantly end any doubts and dialogues, it’s this one.
This is often thought to be something straight out of scripture, but actually comes from a 19th century hymn written by William Cowper, who wrote “God moves in mysterious ways.” And, indeed—God is very mysterious to us limited human beings....
Woman Bus Driver Lets Homeless Man Stay on Bus All Night, Then Treats Him to a Free Meal
Sometimes, a simple act of kindness can mean the whole world to another person.
One cold night in Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Transit System and one of its bus drivers have been instrumental in extending an act of kindness to a homeless man. Unlike most compassionate act, this one did not go unnoticed. In fact, it was all caught on camera.
Natalie Barnes, a female bus driver, was driving her usual route when a man, identified only as Richard, got on her bus and told her that he had just lost his home. Natalie had replied, "Well, I'm on this bus 'til 2:44. You want to stay with me then?"