Dad Bob Cornelius took a photo of his autistic son Christopher's project while visiting his school. At first glance, it seemed like a routine school assignment for his 11-year-old.
But when Bob got home and looked at the photo later, he saw something alarming written for one of Christopher's answers for fill-in-the-blank questions about himself.
One of the fill-in-the-blank questions was, "Some of my friends are..."
And Christopher wrote, "No one."
"Never have five letters cut so deep, and they weren't even directed at me," Bob wrote in a public Facebook post about the incident. "It was just an overly simplistic statement that spoke volumes."
That's why, for the first time ever, Bob asked a favor of his Facebook friends on his page.
"One: Share this post on your timeline. Awareness and empathy are the only solutions I can come up with.
Two: Speak with your children. Show them the video of the Florida State Football player. The Internet is full of feel-good stories about a special needs child being included. Remember the special needs child that was put in the basketball game for the last few minutes of the final game of the season? Very recently, there was the prom king who gave his crown to a special needs classmate.
These stories are newsworthy because they are unusual. We are not used to hearing about kids being kind to those that are different and unique."
You can read Bob's entire emotional post for yourself below. And you'll instantly know why it's gone mega-viral, with more than 11,000 shares.