Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Down When a Man on the Spectrum Shares the Impact She’s Had on HimThe Autism Site
Whoopi Goldberg has inspired many people over the years in a variety of different roles in the public eye.
One that stands out in particular is her role as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Though the role was a very big deal to her, Goldberg didn’t realize how much of an impact it has made on others — especially Martin, a young man on the spectrum.
In this video clip, Martin finally gets to meet the woman who affected him so deeply throughout his life. He speaks to Goldberg about the impact her role as Guinan has had on him.
Discovering Star Trek at the age of 2, Martin joined their fan club where he learned how to cope socially with difficult things.
And the reaction he gets from explaining all this to her? Simply priceless.