I went to the AZ Science center with my kids last week. Some of the kids that were visiting the museum that day looked a little different on the outside to my boys.
Some of the kids had white canes. They were playing and enjoying the exhibits with their friends just like my boys. We saw some guide dogs too. I was proud of Max when he said “I like your dog” to the guide dog’s owner instead of petting the dog and ignoring the owner. Beautifully done Max!!
Sometimes you see people that look funny. Maybe there features are not even and regular the way you expect. If you aren’t sure how to act, the best thing you can do is remember even if we have different bodies, we all have the same feelings. Our feelings always match. Look at the ways you are alike.
Sometimes when you let someone’s outside make you feel like staying away you miss out. Next time you see a guide dog, remember to look for their owner and say “I like your dog.” and that’s it. And if you see a friend at school that is a little bit different on the outside do the extra work and ask them to play with you.
People may look, sound, or do things differently, inside, we are all very much the same. That’s all you need to know!
Pay it forward,
#ChallengeAccepted Matt is a tough guy. Good for him. Good for his friends.