Special needs children are capable of so much. At the top of that list is loving. And they like to be loved back. Garner High School students understand that dynamic and they’ve done a masterful job of incorporating their special needs schoolmates into their close-knit circle.
The enthusiasm students have for their special needs classmates – and it was on display at the recent March Madness skills event – is genuine and the students playing in the game know it.
That kind of inclusiveness is, sadly, all too elusive in so many walks of life. Too many of us shy away from people who are different than us. That’s too bad. If we didn’t, we might find out just how many redeeming qualities other people have. Whether you’re talking about a young person with special needs or a person of a different skin color or political persuasion, it’s worth getting to know them and showing that you’re interested in them.