Rockaway father's post about son with autism goes viral

A Rockaway father's Facebook post about his son with autism has gone viral, inspiring thousands of people.

A Rockaway father's Facebook post about his son with autism has gone viral, inspiring thousands of people. (9/23/16)

ROCKAWAY - A Rockaway father's Facebook post about his son with autism has gone viral, inspiring thousands of people.

Bob Cornelius shared a picture of an assignment sheet his youngest son, Christopher, filled out at school. It includes basic questions like favorite foods and color and who some of his friends are, to which he replied "no one."

"I was hurt, I was devastated and I was trying to find a solution," Cornelius says. "The only solution I could come up with was raising awareness, and having parents talk to their kids about being kind and including those that are different than them."

Since Monday, the post has been shared thousands of times. People from around the world are showering Christopher with cards and packages.

Once the caring letters stop flooding in, Cornelius says he hopes the message behind his post continues.

The Cornelius family's post master says they anticipate even more of a spike in mail.

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