Fox 8 News Cleveland shared the story of Noah Dudas, a second-grader at Avon East Elementary, who has autism.
Michelle Szczepanski, Noah’s teacher, teaches compassion, acceptance and love. She has what’s known as a “shout-out” bucket — the second-graders can write compliments to each other that she then reads aloud to the class.
One day, Noah’s classmate Declan Walsh decided to give a shout-out to Noah that read: “for teaching me that being different never matters.”
See the rest of the story in this heartwarming video.