Their Autistic Son Was A Complete Loner And Had No Friends.
Robert and Kerry Bloch’s 21-year-old son, David is autistic. He stopped talking when he was around 4 years old, and from that point on, he would only speak one word at a time, if he spoke at all.
But recently, David, who is very much a loner without any friends, put a full sentence together; actually, it was a question. It was a very short one, but it was a very profound one at that.
David asked: “Would someone like me?”
It was wonderful that he was able to string those words together to form a sentence for the very first time. But, at the same time, it was extremely sad for his parents to hear him ask it.
So recently, David’s mom, Kerry, wrote about it on her Twitter account. And there were plenty of responses to it.
One man wrote back that his son was autistic and nonverbal, and they would both like to be friends with David.
A 23-year-old named Nick wanted to play video games with David.
Jessica wrote that she was in Florida and would like him to visit and they would take in a hockey or baseball game.
A couple in Utah invited David there to enjoy a Jazz basketball game with them.
There was also a family from London that sent in a picture and told David he has a friend in them.
And then there was… well, you get the idea. David and his mom heard from people all over wanting to be his friend. It was just incredible the number of responses David and his mom received. All from extremely kind people who wanted to be David’s friend.
So David’s mom had to make another Tweet. She wrote: “I want to thank everyone who has responded to this tweet. I’ve read every reply to David. The outpouring of love to him is overwhelming. God bless each and every one of you. David is working on a thank you card. I’ll post when he’s done.”
And we’re sure everyone will love seeing that. And by the way, David… you’ve always got a friend here too.