Need a reason to restore your faith in humanity? This New Bedford grandma has got it covered.

Rosemary Talbot was overwhelmed with emotion after a trip to Noah’s Playground with her grandson. She and her grandson are extremely close, often ending each day with a phone call.

Her 25-year-old grandson is blind and autistic, and he adores playgrounds. Due to his condition, though, it can make social interaction a challenge – that is, until you come across a little girl with a heart of gold like Rosemary and her grandson did.

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“This little girl came up to him for a high-five,” Talbot explained on Facebook as her grandson played on the swings. “She could be playing with the other kids, but she’s so happy to sit on the swings with him.”

Grandma watched on as this sweet girl spent the afternoon with her grandson, swinging together and being carefree.

Her heart was full.

“She told me you should always treat people the way you want to be treated,” Talbot wrote. The little girl shared with her that she was adopted, and her parents loved her very much. All Talbot could do was think about how remarkable this little girl’s parents truly were.

“Whomever you are, just know you are raising a beautiful person inside and out,” she wrote.

Making a person feel accepted for who they are is the greatest gift you can give a person. This little girl saw an opportunity to make a friend when others may have stopped and judged. There is kindness in all of us, but I think the majority of us could learn a thing or two from this angel on the playground.

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