The Compassion Shown by This Group of Teens Is a Model for Us All
Groups of teenagers are often stereotyped as troublemakers. But when these middle-school students befriended 5-year-old Carter on his birthday during a chance meeting at a skate park, they impacted his life more than they could have ever expected. Before the encounter with 13-year-old Gavin and his friends, Carter, who’s on the autism spectrum, was often frightened when surrounded by kids that were older than him. Instead, this blossoming friendship has helped Carter gain new confidence and joy.