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Mom makes adorable Mickey ears for a child with Autism to wear at Disney, goes viral

There’s been a fair share of negativity in the news lately, even in Disney news.

Fans are upset about changes in the parks. Some are taking to social media to spread their anger and frustration. There are stories about Guests being rude and inappropriate in the parks. And just yesterday, we learned that there’s a petition circulating to remove Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek from his role within The Walt Disney Company.

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But I. Love. This. Story. It’s one of kindness, generosity, and compassion.

If you are blessed to know and love someone with Autism like me, you know that every day can bring both challenges and victories. Those of us who are Moms to children with Autism have superpowers; for example, we know how to turn a challenge into a triumph, and some of us know how to do it with style and flair!

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But this Mother is extra special, as she was able to make a victory from a challenge for a child with Autism who isn’t even her own!

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@EarsByBecka uses her TikTok channel to showcase some of her amazing work. She creates Mickey ears–you know, the kind you wear to a Disney Park. Her work is phenomenal, and her willingness to serve others and give of her talents is unsurpassed.

In this video, which has been viewed more than 934,000 times, Becka shares the story of a mother who approached her and asked her if she might be able to make a very special pair of Mickey ears–ones that started as a pair of earmuffs or cushioned headphones.

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The mother approached Becka and explained that her daughter has Autism and asked if she might be able to work her magic with a pair of earmuffs.

For some people with Autism, the noise of crowds at places like Disney World can be completely overstimulating, sometimes leading to a “meltdown,” during which the person either completely shuts down or exhibits his or her internal “fight or flight” mechanism.

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If you have a child with Autism, you might already know that a pair of earmuffs or headphones can save the day. And a pair of earmuffs turned into a pair of Mickey ears can be instantly magical, especially when they are so expertly and lovingly created like these were!

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We think the Puppy Dog Pals-themed Mickey ears are adorable, and we love Becka’s willingness to reach out and share positivity and kindness with others, especially this little one, named Amelia.

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If this post made you smile today, share it with others who might also need a piece of positivity to get their day started right!

 

 

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!