In a day in age when we seem to hear bad news far too often, it’s always a pleasure to stumble across an uplifting story of people doing kind deeds for others. Recently, in our great hometown of Houston, a 14-year-old autistic boy named Dylan received a special gift that he will never forget.
Jodie, Dylan’s mom says that he has always had an unusual fascination with vacuum cleaners. For Dylan’s birthday, his mom wanted to have a vacuum cleaner salesman come to their house to give a demonstration. Most people would not understand the excitement in this, but for Dylan, this would make his birthday.
So Jodie wrote the Kirby Company the following letter:
“I am reaching out to you in hopes for an answer to an unusual request for my son who is autistic. He has always been obsessed with vacuum cleaners. His favorite is the Kirby. He spends hours every day watching videos on his tablet about different Kirby’s. When he isn’t watching videos about them, he is talking about them. I really would LOVE to get a demo done for him for his birthday. In fact, I am even getting him a cake made that looks like a Kirby vacuum. I am writing to you in hopes that you can get me in touch with a way to get him this demo. I want to be clear that I do not intend on purchasing a Kirby. I was hoping that I could pay a flat fee or thought that maybe if you have salesmen in training that needs to get in practice demos for training purposes. I do not want anything free, but as the mother of a special needs child, it is so hard to find things to make my son happy. I know that having this demo done would just be so awesome, and it would warm my heart to see him so excited to experience that.”
Kirby received Jodie’s letter and wanted to make Dylan’s birthday a memorable one, so they sent Al Archie, a veteran vacuum salesman, to Dylan’s home to do the demonstration.
At the end of the demonstration, the Kirby Company gave Dylan his very own Kirby vacuum!
While the magnificence in this gesture may be lost on some, it was certainly appreciated by Dylan and his parents. Dylan was elated and said that this was his best birthday present ever.
Read more about this story on WRIC TV.
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