Hey Liam, the 21-year-old autistic son, David, is receiving a ton of support online after the question, “Would anyone like me?” (Photo: Courtesy of Ireland, Liam)
A Florida mother’s viral tweet, about, her, a lonely little boy with the question of whether people “like” him, and has inspired a flood of messages of support from strangers online.
Kerry Liam’s 21-year-old son, David, had been non-verbal for most of his life, and had grown lonely after the development of severe immune deficiency disorder that caused him to get home schooled and isolated from other children in Neptune Beach.
“His grandmother was living with us for five years after her stroke. She was little more than a year ago, so now it’s just the three of us,” Liam exclusively told Fox News on Saturday. “We are quite isolated here, and pray and pray that David would have to find my friends.”
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David, who speaks only when prompted to do so, he gave to his parents, Kerry and Robert, to the surprise of all when he spontaneously asked them one question, and for the first time: “would anyone want me to do?”
When Liam took to Twitter to share a photo of David and his is a sincere question, and she did not think it would garner thousands of retweets and responses from people all over the world.
“Tell David he’s a friend from London… and for my family. A lot of love,” one user tweeted a photo of himself and his three children.
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A lot of the other comments were coming from people who have loved ones with autism.
“My son is Autistic as well. He is 30 years old and working a part-time job at the local Navy base, this includes the lens, for a pair of glasses,” tweeted another user. “We love you, David!”
“Oh, my god, my god. This is so beautiful! Your son gives me hope. My nephew (8) is autistic and non-verbal, and works very HARD each and every day,” another person wrote. “We would like to keep him, so much and pray for you, he will in his voice. What an inspiration you are! What a hero!”
Even Rosie O’donnell said that the viral tweet, writing, “I love you” with a heart and a thumbs-up emoji.
Liam also told Fox News that she and, she and her family have been “overwhelmed” by the support. “The outpouring of love for my son, it is mind-boggling,” she said.
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Although the responses continue to flood Bloch’s item, and they said they are still trying to get to everyone to thank individually.
“David, don’t want to ever not to be forgotten,” she said. “But it will take some time.”
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