Some of us have sentimental items that mean the world to us. Seeing them get lost or stolen can be heartbreak for many. One girl knew that she needed to replace a special plate for her autistic brother – and she needed the internet’s help to make his dreams come true.
An Unusual Plea
Tamara Dubin posted an unusual plea on the internet. It turned out that she had accidentally broken her brother, Daniel’s favorite plate. It was a Dragon Tales plate and was the only thing Daniel would use to eat. Sadly, no matter where she looked, Tamara just couldn’t find the plate. She hoped someone would have a copy lying around.
Meeting His Needs
Tamara later confessed that Daniel struggled to communicate with people and relied on lines he learned from TV shows instead. Every day, he would eat his grilled cheese from the plate while wearing his favorite color, yellow. Tamara said that Daniel would even wait by the dishwasher when it was dirty until he could be reunited with the plate.
A Kind Stranger
Thankfully, it wasn’t long before someone noticed the post. They thought they had the same special plate when they were younger and texted their mom to ask where it had gone. The best bit? Their mom still held onto the plate, and it wasn’t long before the replacement had been packaged up and was on its way to Daniel. Thankfully, he only had to wait a couple of days until Daniel was reunited with the plate.
The internet couldn’t believe how everyone had come together to help Tamara and Daniel in their time of need. As well as showing the love everyone felt for one another, Tamara was able to use the opportunity to highlight why these items are so important to people with autism.