Six-year-old J.D. March has Asperger’s syndrome and usually prefers to spend time alone rather than with other kids his age at his Texas elementary school. But on Valentine's Day this year, March is making his voice heard among his classmates in a big, sweet way.
March saved up his own money in his piggy bank to buy 769 candy grams--enough for every single student at Comstock Elementary School.
"They’re going to be so happy," March said.
As if that wasn't sweet enough, the proceeds from these 50-cent grams are going to be used to purchase "buddy benches" for the school. These benches, designed with lonely children in mind, allow shy children to sit on them as a signal to other kids as well as teachers that they'd like to have someone to play with.
Asperger's syndrome can cause difficulty with social interactions and challenges with communication. But it's clear that March is making his love for his peers well known in his own special way.
And that's a Valentine's day message we can all get behind. Well done, J.D.!