7-Year-Old Girl With Autism's Letter to Mom About 'Being Bad' Will Move You to Tears (PHOTO)

Daughter with autism writes heartfelt letter to momGet some tissues, and be prepared to touch up your makeup. This story will likely move you to tears. Cadence is a 7-year-old girl with autism who wrote a heartfelt letter to her mom that has gone viral -- and is a reminder that kids with autism aren't bad.

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It's heartbreaking to think any child would feel the need to ask his or her parent if he or she is bad, but this little girl couldn't help herself. While hiding under her teacher's desk in Queensland, Australia, Candence felt scared, and wanted to reach out to her mom. The 7-year-old began a written exchange with her mom, Angela, that was honest and extremely eye-opening.

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Cadence knows she has autism, and is also aware that other children with similar disorders experience unthinkable situations -- including being tied up or put in a cage. Cadence understands she's a little different, but she doesn't think she's bad.

Angela later posted her daughter's letter on her I am Cadence Facebook page, to serve as a reminder to watch your words.

Our children are listening.

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Posted by I am Cadence on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cadence's letter makes me extremely sad. I can only imagine how this little girl -- or anyone experiencing life through similar circumstances -- feels. I'll be the first to admit, I don't know much about autism, but I would feel horrible if one of my children thought he was bad because of it.

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I'm sure there are frustrations and daily struggles, but my goodness, no children should ever feel like they'll be caged for something they can't help. This is why it's so important to teach, and reinforce love.

Do our actions match our words?

 

 

Image via I am Cadence/Facebook

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