Washington, DC

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jeffrey Morris

Thanks to Kelsey for sending:

“Since we haven’t had one in a bit – I thought I’d submit one. No picture but, while I was in Whole Foods, a woman was attempting to patiently wait out her toddler’s complete meltdown. It went on for pretty much the entire time I was in the store, screams, tears, lying in the ground. Her mom managed to get into check out with the toddler still screaming. Beyond the looks she was getting and the under the breath remarks, one woman was audacious enough to let her know that this wasn’t normal behavior and her child was probably autistic. I didn’t want to say anything to her because I’m positive she just wanted to get out, but I hope she is able to put her feet up and take a break, and know that tomorrow’s a new day. She is definitely my hero today, and all the other parents and care givers out there!”

Should you spot a quiet act of heroism along these lines please do send an email with a brief description and the neighborhood where it was witnessed to [email protected]


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