Boy Holds Hands, Calms Crying Classmate With Autism On First Day of School

A picture is worth a thousand words. A photo taken by a Wichita mother details true compassion and friendship.

It was the start of a new school year for two little boys, one of which was having a hard time on his first day.  The start of a new school year can be scary for some kids.

Christian noticed one of his new classmates named Connor was crying and decided to comfort him by holding his hand. The interaction was captured on camera by that boy’s mom.

“I’m so proud of my son,” Moore wrote on Facebook, sharing the sweet photo. “[He saw] a kid balled up into a corner crying, so he went to console him, grabbed his hand and walked him inside of the school! It is an honor to raise such a loving, compassionate child! He’s a kid with a Big heart, the first day of school started off right.”



Not only did more than 16,000 people share and react to the photo, but April Crites, the Connor’s mother offered her own praise and thanked Christian for his kind actions.

“Tell your son I said thank you so very much!” Crites commented on Moore’s post. “That little boy he helped is my son and is autistic, I worry everyday that he is going to get bullied for being different and your son just absolutely warmed my heart. If there were more children like him I wouldn’t worry about such things.”

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