7-Year-Old With Autism Pens Sweet List of Qualities a Friend Should Have
Reddit user kaz_a has a 7-year-old daughter with autism, who for homework one day had to write down what qualities she’d like in a friend. She penned a list of four traits, which her parent later shared on Reddit.
The list says “Wanted, a friend. Somebody who…” followed by:
Knows I have autism.
Smiles all the time.
Keeps me company when I am sad.
The photo, posted in the r/autism subreddit on Monday, September 21, struck a cord with redditors.
“I wish I knew I had autism at that age,” Reddit user bobtheengineer314159 commented. “Not only would have it helped me to understand why I was treated so differently than the other children, but I also would never have felt like my life before knowing was a lie.”