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“Peanuts”-Eque Short Film Reminds Us of This Common Problem Facing People with ASD…And How to Help

Have you ever felt invisible? That you faded into the background? That no one cared about you or took any interest in you? It’s not an uncommon feeling among the quiet, shy types, unfortunately. Those who struggle in social situations, such as people on the spectrum, people with social anxiety, or people who are just plain shy, can often feel lonely and lost in a crowd.

This short video reminds us that even a small act of kindness can make a difference in their lives.

“I’m Here” is a short, animated film created by Peter H. Reynolds, a NY Times best-selling children’s author and illustrator. He created the film for SARRC (Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center). The story begins with a playground full of laughing, jumping children − and then we see a little boy, presumably on the spectrum, playing by himself.

Paired with a lovely musical score from Ruth Mendelson, this brief tale shows us that demonstrating a small act of kindness and taking even a little bit of interest in another person can make a great impact.

Take a look at this touching film.

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C. Dixon likes to read, sing, eat, drink, write, and other verbs. She enjoys cavorting around the country to visit loved ones and experience new places, but especially likes to be at home with her husband and dog.