Saturday, November 16, 2013

Social Media wouldn't let Chris Tuttle feel like any less

When Wegman's employee Chris Tuttle was berated by a woman while working a check-out line for being to slow, his sister took to social media to stand-up for her brother. Chris Tuttle has Aspberger's Syndrome, and he also may have one of the most forgiving personalities this mom has yet to read about. I've explained to Little Miss M the concept of "bad apples" and not letting them ruin the whole bushel. This lady in Wegma'ns may have been having a bad day, but that did not give her a right to berate Chris for doing his job to the complete best of his ability. The class he showed by continuing to wait on her, while being visibly shaken, is admirable. We work day in and day out to teach our children that their disabilities do not define them, that their special needs make them unique -- not less. Mr. Tuttle proved this in the way he acted.

From The Huffington Post (click the link to read the full story): 

Tuttle was so shaken by the incident that he was not able to let go of it, so his sister asked Facebook visitors to give him a "shout out" and let him know he is appreciated.
"Chris deserves better and if he's ever put a smile on your heart, could you let him know?" his sister wrote. "Could you leave a comment or the next time you go to Wegmans, could you tell him? I want him to have a better day."

Thank you Chris and your family for reminding the world that all people are important and how you treat everyone matters. Keep smiling!

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Amanda believes that kindness is one of the most important traits we can teach our children.

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