It’s your typical love story, boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl and it’s a happy ending. But, this isn’t your typical love story. In fact, it’s probably the most heartwarming and meaningful of stories you’ll ever hear because it involves a boy who’s non-verbal, he’s autistic and a princess.
Amanda Coley’s son Jackson is a wonderful two-year old boy, but he is non-verbal and quite often prefers the company of the people whom he knows (Mom, dad, etc.) rather than the company of strangers. That was until he met Snow White at Disney World in sunny Florida. Jack Jack, as he is so lovingly nicknamed, has a beautiful experience in the presence of the captivating Snow White, and you can see it in his eyes as he looks at her. Watch the video, you’ll see what I mean.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Coley said this:
“He was so at ease We had never witnessed this before … I missed several photos because my eyes were full of tears. It was so amazing to have him react in this way to somebody and to see him smile and gaze at her. I have never seen him do this to anyone outside of his brothers, his dad and myself.”
As a parent, I can only imagine how seeing your child with Autism bloom in the presence of a stranger whom would normally make him uncomfortable, and even more so Snow White. She should be so proud to be able to have that effect on such a wonderful little man. I give her serious kudos for that lovely display of affection and appreciation for Jack Jack. This my friends, is why Disney World is where the magic happens, and let me tell you, there’s not a dry eye within miles of this wonderful turn of events!