Mickey Mouse bonds with a young, nonverbal boy using RPM or Rapid Prompting Method on his letterboard.
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The moment between Mickey Mouse and one of his biggest fans is truly magical.
Ryan Curry loves Mickey Mouse and was able to meet him at Epcot.
Ryan is nonverbal and uses Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) to communicate with his letterboard.
Ryan’s mom, Stephanie, asked him if he wanted to talk to Mickey and he replied “YES.”
As they got closer, Ryan spelled “NO TOO NERVOUS.”
She assured Ryan and he went up to him, and spelled “REALLY LOVE YOU MICKEY.”
Mickey used the board to communicate back, spelling “I LOVE YOU TOO.”
RYAN: “HARD TO SAY HOW MUCH YOU MEAN TO ME.”
Mickey: “YOU MEAN A LOT TO ME.”
There are so many ways to communicate love. We need more moments like this.
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Footage submitted by Ryan and Stephanie