This Boy’s Life Was Changed Forever The Day His Best Friend Chose Him
Dale was an autistic boy who stayed to himself and did not know how to make friends – that is, until his dearest and best friend chose him.
Out in the shelter, Dale’s parents were resolved to find him a friend. A mother recently gave birth to a new litter, and Dale would get to choose which one he liked.
Only, he didn’t choose Henry. Henry, the friend that would become Dale’s anchor to the real world, and the means to his rehabilitation, chose him.
Whereas Dale was only miserable in his illness and could not control his violent tantrums and feelings, Henry became his anchor.
One can only wonder what goes through Dale’s mind when Henry’s around. Or maybe we can guess? Maybe Dale remembers that fateful day when Henry chose him, and that day he learned that he could have a friend. Every day with Henry since has been a new learning experience filled with love and delight.