Mother Shares Beautiful Moment As Autistic Daughter Says First Word

StoryfulNewsPublished: May 9, 20181,249 views
Published: May 9, 2018

Hearing your child say ‘mama’ is probably one of the greatest moments of motherhood. It’s the first sign that the little bundle of joy you’ve been carrying under your heart for nine months is actually real and exists and you’ve helped creating it. But sometimes life throws us a bit of a curveball.

An Alabama mother’s beautiful moment with her autistic daughter is capturing the hearts of Facebook users. Briana Blankenship shared a video on Facebook of her daughter Taylor, a five-year-old who is non verbal autistic, saying “mama” for the first time while she waited in a drive-thru line at a fast food restaurant on April 30. “I am ugly crying in the McDonald’s parking lot and the employees probably think I’m crazy,” Blankenship posted, “In the drive thru I suddenly heard Taylor say MAMA.”

In the footage, the five-year-old can be seen giggling as her mother excitedly asks her to say mama. Taylor says the word as her mother cheers her on. The clip began to gain traction after the footage was shared by Love What Matters earning over 4,000 shares on Facebook.

We don’t really know much about autism except that it creates special people with special superpowers and that make them all the more precious. They experience life in different, brighter colors than us and they always try to welcome us inside their universe which is why we need to make sure that they are equally as welcome in ours.

Credit: Briana Blankenship via Storyful

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