Yoda Helps an Autistic Flower Girl

StarWars.com Team | October 20, 2011

Yoda is the kind of Jedi Master who gives great advice, but he also serves as a symbol for bravery. To one young fan, Yoda became a friend she could lean on when a crowded wedding made her nervous.

Offbeat Bride Blog this week reports of an autistic flower girl who wore her Yoda backpack during a wedding to give her extra courage.

T, the flower girl, had spent the morning hiding under the bed. She has autism, and the prospect of an event with all those people was pretty daunting. T’s aunty finally coaxed her out from under the bed with the promise of a Yoda backpack. Her aunt took her to the toy shop, and from that moment on Yoda sat on her shoulder and she seemed to feel safe with him there.

When it came time to put on the dress and head to the church T flat refused to go without Yoda on her shoulder. Her mother, the bride, said to her family “If Yoda helps T get to the church and walk down that aisle with all those people watching, then Yoda is coming!”

Read more here:
Help you down the aisle I must: The day Yoda empowered an autistic flower girl (via Offbeat Bride)

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