Ty, a 15 year old teen with autism, isn’t letting a recent bullying incident bring him down… but it took a little help from some new friends!
After two college-age men passed by, squirted barbecue sauce, and spat the dreadful R-word at Ty and his mother while on a Pokemon Go adventure together, Ty’s sister took to Facebook to share the horrific encounter. Following her post on a community page for Pokemon Go players, fellow members arranged a “meet-up” in their Arizona hometown to take Ty on a new adventure. One free of barbecue sauce and full of acceptance and newfound friendships.
Three important lessons to take from Ty’s experience:
1) The R-word is still around and it needs to go. 🚫
2) Don’t lose faith in humanity. You never know when your community will show up for you! 👏
3) Kindness always outweighs cruelty, so keep spreading the love! 💞
Read more of Ty’s story here.
Learn how Pokemon Go can be beneficial for individuals on the autism spectrum here.
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