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A Mom Wrote An Amazing Letter To The Man Who Sat With Her 3-Year-Old Autistic Daughter On An Airplane Published: January 15, 2014

Shanell Mouland wasn’t expecting much when an older businessman sat next to her daughter on a flight back from Disney, but it turns out he knew just what to do, according to

Shanell Mouland and her husband Al have a 3-year-old daughter named Kate who has autism. They blog about their experiences raising her over at and recently they published an open letter that went massively viral.

“I sat and watched people come on the plane and made quick judgements about who might sit beside her,” Shanell told BuzzFeed. “Then I saw a businessman and I thought, No, that’s not who I want to sit down.”

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