Elementary school student helps classmate with autism navigate first day

Elementary school student helps classmate with autism navigate first day

FILE PHOTO: A little boy with autism was having a rough day on the first day of school so a classmate helped him get over his fears.

WICHITA, Kan. — A little boy in Kansas is melting the hearts of complete strangers after showing a moment of kindness.

Christian Moore saw a classmate having a tough time, overwhelmed on the first day of school.

Connor Crites was crying in a corner, overwhelmed with what the day had brought, but Christian helped his classmate get through the rough spot, KAKE reported.

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"I saw him (Christian) on the ground with Connor as Connor was crying in the corner and he was consoling him. He grabs his hand and walks him to the front door. We waited until the bell rang and he walked him inside of the school. The rest is history. They have an inseparable bond," Courtney Moore, Christian's mother, told KAKE.

I’m so proud of my son, he seen a kid balled up into a corner crying, so he went to console him, grabbed his hand and...

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Christian didn't know his new friend Connor is autistic, and it was a simple moment that was witnessed when one boy needed a friend.

"He was kind to me. It was in the first day of school, and I started crying then he helped me, and I was happy," Connor told KAKE.

"He found me and held my hand, and I got happy tears," Connor said.