A Cork, Ireland, mom's Facebook open letter about her three-year-old son who has autism has gone viral.

Nicole Duggan, 27, shared her post on Jan. 3 about her son, Riley, who cannot speak for himself.

She said her goal with the post is to make the "judgers understand."


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"My little boy is just like your child, he loves to dance, he loves to be cuddled, he cries when he falls, and he adores Mickey mouse. He is however 'wired differently,'" Duggan wrote in the post.

She continues:

"To the people that stare at him because he hums, join in with his little singsong, because in his eyes he is singing the best song in the world. To the mothers that pull their children away from him, you are creating the bullys [sic] of the future. Children don't notice the differences [sic] they just want to play, let them. To the lady that called him bold in the supermarket, try to look at things from his perspective."

She concludes the post saying: "So this year I ask you to think before you judge, live a day in my small mans [sic] shoes and you will understand how much of a superhero he really is."

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