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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:

Understands me.

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.

That’s what we all want,” Reddit user zombiepunch said.

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.”

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