Images of this heartwarming prom story goes viral again and we all understand why

Every now and then, we come across ordinary people who do extraordinary things that restore our faith in humanity.

This emotional post was shared on Facebook a few years ago, but it still melts my heart every time I see it, so why not share it?

It’s about a father who recalls the day when a girl unexpectedly entered his office and asked permission to ask his autistic son a question.

Children with special needs frequently want the same things that any other child their age would want. Finding a date for a school dance is a high priority for any 17-year-old, so it can be a difficult blow to one’s self-esteem if no one agrees to accompany them.

Going alone, while not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, can be socially disastrous for a teenager; failure to secure a partner can thus pose a serious threat to self-confidence.

Some children are hypersensitive and lack the tools necessary to comprehend everything; this is especially true for children with special needs, such as autism.

Mike Larson, the father in this story, decided to document what happened as his autistic son, Jon, prepared for his high school prom. He then shared the entire story on Facebook, where millions of people have shared and liked it. Check it out below!

“This is my son Jon with his prom date Maddi,” wrote Mike in the caption of his prom photo post. “He is a junior and he has autism. About a month ago, Maddi, a senior, came to my office (I’m a teacher at their school) and asked if Jon’s mom and I would allow her to take him to prom.”

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