For a lot of parents of autistic children, anxiety about birthday parties can be pretty common. Polite declines to these events may become second nature, to avoid overstimulation and a possible meltdown.

As parents or caretakers of someone with autism, you try to hard to create opportunities for a good life for your loved one. It is so heartwarming and refreshing when someone else also creates those opportunities.

Check out this story of a friendship between 2 elementary school children, and a mothers’ determination to include her son’s autistic friend in his birthday party. We need more people like this in the world!