The enchanting world of Walt Disney has captivated the hearts of many children from every corner of the World. Watching their characters come to life and all those amazing stories unfold in front of their eyes is a dream come true for every little visitor of the magical place. This is not any different for children who experience certain health issues. They can get as excited being around Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Simba, and the rest of the characters as any other kid out there.
A Facebook video of a Disneyland visit caught the attention of a great number of people because it shows the touching and lovely interaction between a disabled boy and Winnie the Pooh.
The video had been shared online by the boy’s mother who bought the very much anticipated ticket for the best journey to the Disney World‘s Magic Kingdom for her three adopted children and the 18-month-old son who suffers from cerebral palsy.
Mom Jessie Barber managed to catch the breathtaking moment during a character breakfast at the Crystal Palace. Along with the video she wrote:
“For those of you who have disabled children know the feeling when people look but aren’t sure how to interact with your kiddo. This Winnie the Pooh melted my heart and knew exactly what to do! He spent 10+ minutes with our little guy and he loved every second of it. Thank you, Pooh!”
Barber told Yahoo Lifestyle that before the trip, they feared whether the little boy would handle the day, but Winnie the Pooh was there to make it the best they’ve ever had. The little boy loves Disney and although he doesn’t usually do well in crowded places it was obvious he was happy to be around his favorite character.
The boy was sitting in an adoptive stroller when the person wearing the mask approached and started snuggling him, stroking his hair, and “kissing” his cheek and arm. The only way her son can communicate besides some sounds he makes is through facial expressions and smiles that he made sure Winnie got lots of that day.
“Winnie the Pooh hung out for 10 minutes — he wouldn’t let go of our son’s hands,” says Barber. “He really calmed him.”
Barber says that the lovely interaction continued the next day when her son spotted Pooh and started smiling. Knowing he got so enchanted with the character, his mother bought him a Pooh toy that she attached to his stroller.
Barber said that the person under the Pooh costume did an amazing thing for her son. He or she made him smile from the heart, reminding everyone that he is just a child who enjoys and likes the same things as every other child. She says she felt the urge to share this story because the family “wanted to make sure he or she was recognized.”
Please share this beautiful story with your loved ones.