A 2-year-old boy who suffers from autism and is nonverbal had a heartwarming moment with a woman wearing a Snow White costume at Disney World in Florida.
Their encounter was captured on video.
According to his family, “Jack Jack” Coley has a difficult time with strangers.
“It varies from fearful to shy,” his mother Amanda told NBC’s TODAY show. “With some people, he will cry or other people he will back away from and ignore. Children his age he ignores. He likes to watch them play, but he will not interact with them.”
That is when they took a trip to Disney World.
“They would pull him in for a quick hug, and he’d pull away,” his mom said, referring to the Disney World characters.
However, when he met Snow White, things changed.
“To our surprise, he didn’t get up and leave,” Amanda added. “He just suddenly melted and was perfectly content.”
“It still brings tears to my eyes because I remember how special the moment was, since he doesn’t do those things with other people,” he said, adding that she “saw affection and I saw just happiness and that look that he was so at ease, that he wasn’t nervous or scared. … He’s not ever like that.”