Watch out Prince Charming, there’s a toddler falling in love with Snow White and we’ve gone all gooey-eyed.
Amanda Coley has shared a video of her two-year-old son Jackson, who is autistic and non-verbal, enamoured with Snow White at Disney World. The video has been viewed more than 140, 000 times and is helping to shed light on autism.
The video is captioned with a message from Coley explaining that her son was having nothing to do with any of the other characters during their Disney holiday in November.
“You see he has autism and is non-verbal. He is on the shy side with people he does not know. THEN... he met Snow White. I must have cried 1000 tears watching his interaction with her. He was in love,” she writes.
The video is part of this family’s story, which has been set up as a Facebook page called Disney Adventures and Autism. The video has received a lot of reception from people reaching out to the family. After gaining millions of views through Facebook, Coley moved the video to YouTube and is spreading awareness about autism through her viral video.
“I am still in shock that Jack Jack's Snow White video has the amount of views that it does but I am so incredibly honoured to have so many people watching and sharing it,” Jackson’s mum writes on the Facebook page.
Coley explains that this truly was a special moment for her son.
“We don’t ever get to see him react to others (aside from his dad, brothers and myself) in that way,” she writes.
Coley has been overwhelmed by the response and left many of her own comments for people who have reached out.