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First grader consoles his frightened autistic classmate on the first day of school. The moving photo goes viral.


What a wonderful moment

Image source: KWCH-TV video screenshot

A photo featuring a young boy comforting his classmate on the first day of school in Wichita, Kansas, has gone viral.

What are the details?

Parent Courtney Moore shared a moving photo on Facebook, featuring her son comforting another child and holding the child's hand.

The photo was taken on the first day of the 2019-20 school year at Minneha Elementary School, and shows her son Christian comforting a classmate by the name of Connor.

She captioned the moving photo, "I'm so proud of my son, he seen a kid balled up into a corner crying, so he went to console him, grabbed his hand and walked him inside of the school! It is an honor to raise such a loving, compassionate child! He's a kid with a Big heart, the first day of school started off right."

At the time of this writing, Moore's photo has been liked more than 17,000 times, and has been shared over 23,000 times.

What did Connor's mom say?

According to KWCH-TV, Connor's mother, April Crites, saw the post and shared a comment of her own.

She wrote, "Tell your son I said thank you so very much! That little boy he helped is my son and is autistic, I worry everyday that he is going to get bullied for being different and your son just absolutely warmed my heart. If there were more children like him I wouldn't worry about such things."

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