I am a mom of an Autistic child and although he is high functioning, when something sets him off it can be epic. One day we had one of those epic afternoons, he was tired, we just left the grocery store where he did not get the candy he asked for or a toy and he was just about to go into full meltdown mode, so I made my way out of the store as quickly as I could, threw my groceries in the van and then proceeded to try to get him out of the cart and into the car. Just like a cat being put into a bathtub, he stretched his arms and legs out so I could not wiggle him into the vehicle. There was a woman next to me who (just loud enough for me to hear) said you need to learn to control your child. With his meltdown the crowded parking lot, fear of him running off and this woman, I began to cry, I tried my best to hide it but I just couldn't as I continued to fight with him. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a young gentleman running toward me and as every special needs mother fears I thought he was going to give me his two cents, but to my surprise he held out a multi colored tennis ball and waved in front of my son, telling him that it had magic powers and if he got home he would see! With that he handed my son the ball I got him the car and took the shortcut to get home. That gentleman will be forever in my thoughts, that very brief moment he took made all the difference to me! What an act of kindness!!!!!