Why Do Acts of Kindness Toward the Disabled Make Me Cry?

Why Do Acts of Kindness Toward the Disabled Make Me Cry? - charlenebullard.com - charlenewrites.com - purposedrivencharlene.com - special needs, special needs blog, disabled, disability
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Recently, I watched a video on Twitter, that made me cry. I watched it repeatedly, as the tears streamed down my face. Afterward, I wondered why I was so emotional. Why was my face soaked and I was wiping my eyes and blowing my nose? And I realized, this is just me. I become emotional when I see others bestowing kindness toward anyone, with or without a disability. However, it touches a special place in my heart if the person is disabled because my son has special needs.

Seeing these acts of kindness is wonderful, because lately I’ve noticed the opposite. There have been a number of violent attacks on people with  disability.  Not too long ago, my local news reported an attack of a disabled man who was waiting for public transportation. Then there was the disabled man who was kidnapped and beat, while the attackers streamed the incident on Facebook Live.  And lastly, the many reports I hear of abuse by staff at residential facilities.  All these acts of abuse trouble me and it causes me feel hopeless, as I wonder if there are any good, trustworthy, and loving people in the world.

Then, I stumble upon this Twitter video and my heart is filled with joy. Hope is restored in me, that there are kind, trustworthy and loving people in this world. People who may one day be, a caretaker for my disabled son, long after I am gone.

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    dancingpalmtrees

    Very moving and touching. The kid reminds me of my brother Stephen.
    Especially when he was throwing out the wrappings. Similar mannerisms.
    This made my day. I like Good news.
    These little gestures of kindness mean a lot to disabled people.
    I remember years ago when Stephen used to participate in the Local Special Olympics. Winning those medals meant so much to Stephen that he would wear them for days.

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    Margaret from soulfood101blog

    It’s not just you my friend, I cried too. This is the love God tells us to share. And the captions he wrote, “Everybody know I love Shanquis and that he loves the WWE….” made me cry even harder. God bless both these young bright shining lights of God :):):) Thank you for sharing this Charlene :):):)

    • 8
      Charlene

      Hi Margaret, I totally understand you crying too. Yes, Yes, Yes, definitely the love God tells us to share. Yes, that made me cry too, how he is not ashamed to befriend this other kids and bless him. I’m crying as I type this 🙂

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