Be Kind: Dance students from Long Island send birthday cards to boy with autism

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Monday, September 26, 2022
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A teacher at Annmarie's Studio of Performing Arts in Great Neck shared that story with her students and they got to work.

GREAT NECK, Long Island (WABC) -- A story from earlier this month served as an inspiration to 'Be Kind.'

The family of a boy with autism named Austin in Georgia asked strangers to send him cards for his ninth birthday after no one showed up to his previous birthday parties.

A teacher at Annmarie's Studio of Performing Arts in Great Neck shared that story with her students and they got to work.

The students made Austin about 40 cards and sent them along with a stuffed animal and a t-shirt, so he knows he has friends in New York.

The students were excited to hear that Austin received the cards and was filled with joy reading them.

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