Apple Store employee's kind gesture toward special-needs boy goes viral
A Nashville-area Apple Store employee is receiving praise from across the United States after performing a good deed for a boy with special needs.
Nine-year-old James Rink, who has autism and Down syndrome, went into an Apple Store earlier this month in Green Hills, Tennessee, for a new iPad that a Texas-based nonprofit bought him for communication and learning, Fox Carolina reported. But in the store, Rink accidentally ran into a glass wall and fell on the floor.
That’s when Andrew Wall, an employee at the store, walked over to make sure Rinkand his mother, LynneMarie Rink, were OK, and he sat on the floor with the boy to help him set up his new device.
“There are no words to accurately describe how grateful I am that [Wall] took the time to ‘meet us right where we were,’” LynnMarie Rink Fox Carolina. “He didn’t have to sit down on the floor with us. He could have easily waited for us to stand— could have easily waited for us to come back another day. But he hung out with us in the midst of our pain.”