A few weeks ago i met an angel.
No not this one (unfortunatly!!)
C and I were travelling on a bus, he has got much better at coping on the bus. We sit at the back (as there is more leg room) and I sit away from him, as he prefers space.
When the bus goes fast in a straight line he ferociously shakes his head and squeals very loudly. When the bus stops he bangs his head on the window. Of course everyone on the bus turns round to see where the noise is coming from. Because I was sitting on the other side it must have looked like C was on his own.
Sitting in front of me was a young boy with blonde hair. He kept watching C out of the corner of his eye, and every now and again would turn round and glare at me.
Eventually the young boy asked me in a very curt tone what I was staring at! So I told him I was watching my son enjoying the bus going fast. He looked relieved as he thought I was laughing 'at' C. He then went on to tell me he was one of 7 children, all his 6 brothers and sisters were somewhere on the autistic spectrum. So he had realised that C was autistic, and because he had seen me smiling at C he thought I was laughing at him, and the young boy was going to defend him.
A member of the public, defend my son! That has never happened to us before. I was overwhelmed.
We carried on chatting, he told me a bit of his life. Suddenly C let out a really loud strange noise, the bus driver stopped, got out and went round the bus to look at the engine!!! Everyone on the bus laughed as we all realised what had happened. The young boy jumped off the bus and went and told the bus driver, as C by this time was not happy that the bus had stopped!!!
Soon we were off and soon it was time to get off.
I will never forget that young boy who was prepared to stand up for my son. I wish more members of the public would be more understanding.