Timothy’s Birthday Letter Invitation Will Bring You to Tears – Because Kindness Wins Over Everything Else
Anyone who has an autistic child knows that their kid is unlike anyone else. Timothy, 7, is one of these unique children; he was diagnosed with ‘nonverbal’ autism at the age of 2. Along with the nonverbal attribute, Timothy would also get overly excited very easily and this was why he wasn’t invited to many of his friend’s birthday parties.
Thankfully, good and kind people still exist and this was proved by Carter’s mom, Ainsley Peikos, who sent a note to Timothy’s mom, which read:
“Carter sat beside Timothy at school and he always talks about him. I really hope he can come. We are renting a bounce castle that we can attach a small bounce slide at the bottom. We will also have water balloons and water guns. Maybe Timothy can come earlier in the day if it would too much with the whole class. Let me know so we can make it work.”
The note bought Klein, Timothy’s mother to tears and she said that the note didn’t just shock her because the parent took their time to write it, but because there were ready to go out of their way to include Timothy in their plans. She went on to explain that though people often exclude special children when it comes to playdates or sleepovers, it was refreshing to find out that someone was prepared to include them.
When ABC News Talked to Ainsley, she said, “Carter had always talked about him, so I didn’t think twice when he wanted him at the party. The only question was, ‘How could we make it work so that Timothy could come and have a great time just like anyone else?’ He came early. He went right into the bouncing castle with Carter and they had a great time.
The world needs more people like Carter’s mom who understand that it’s okay to be different.
Today, the hangout is not limited to Carter and Timothy because the mothers have become the best of friends as well.