April 2 is Autism Awareness Day and Apple is doing its part with this tear-jerking ad about about a boy named Dillon usng the iPad to communicate with people.
“All my life I wanted so badly to connect with people. But they couldn’t understand because I had no way to communicate,” the iPad’s robotic voice says, reading Dillon’s typed words.
“So many people can’t understand that I have a mind. All they see is a person who is not in control. But now you can hear me. The iPad helps me to see not only my words, but to hold onto my thoughts,” he writes.
Here’s the full video to remind us to be kind to those who are outwardly different, because inside, everyone is different and everyone is the same.