Know that feeling when you just need something to make you smile?
I found something.
A throwback as I breezed through adventures past.
It was Knightly’s first international trip and we had no idea how he’d last.
Our son has Down syndrome and apraxia, making his speech unintelligible to almost everyone but us. We hadn’t yet discovered Augmentative Alternative Communication where an app on his iPad could eventually be his voice. And the flight was difficult as he battled motion sickness during much of it.
When we made it to Korean soil, we were so happy to be on land. And Knightly looked completely thrown off, uncertain as to where he was.
As we finally arrived at the hotel, Knightly climbed out of his car seat and looked completely surprised.
These puppies went straight for him, officially being his first greeters in Korea.
They played with him for a long time, trying to get him to pet them, jumping to grab at his chewelry, a piece of Lego on a necklace that at the time he would chew to help him when he was anxious.
At first apprehensive, he eventually warmed and relaxed, happily playing with each of them. And much to our pleasure over the next few days, they’d come by and greet him every time we left our hotel room.
It was just the thing to help Knightly, and us, smile.
Even more now than then.
Sharing with you this heartwarming video. May these puppies help you smile today.
What surprises helped you smile during this season?
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