Because of JackSepticEye, I cried today
I have a 15 year old brother with Autism, and today, it was just me and him in the car as we were driving to work. Then this happened:
Bro: Ma? (That’s his nickname for me)
Bro: therealjacksepticeye made me feel good today.
Me: And how’s that?
Bro: He said people like me aren’t bad people and that people shouldn’t use my illness as an insult.
Bro: It’s just nice to know that people care. Jack made me feel special today. He made me feel like that there are people love me for who I am.
Me: *teary eyed* Yeah…I think he makes us all feel special…
Now to some of you, this conversation may seem like it’s not that big of a deal, but you have to understand that one of my brother’s symptoms is not showing much feeling, if at all. He never says how he feels. He also doesn’t understand social cues. It was amazing to see that he understood that Sean cared and that he showed that he had felt something. It was like a milestone for him. He’s also been bullied his whole life for how he acts around people and in public. Not many people want to friends with him because they don’t want to take time to understand his illness. He gets stared at every time he goes into a store or restaurant because he’s loud and sometimes likes to walk in circles. Him saying he feels special and loved made me so happy because he almost never says that. He always says how no one will ever like him and that he’s “Forever Alone”. Sean has a way of making everyone seem like they belong and that they matter. Thank you, Sean, for making my brother feel like he belongs and that he feels like he can turn to you when things aren’t going his way. He even calls you his friend and says one day he wants to spend the day with you. :) Thank you, Sean, for everything you do. You’re our hero.