There is no one standard definition for what constitutes a heroic deed. Some of them call for courage in the face of peril, while others are the outcome of a modest act of compassion performed at random.
Rudy Fernando, who has autism and is 5 years old and goes by the nickname “Roo,” was with his mother Natalie Fernando when they went for a walk by the water when the child began to have a breakdown.
We normally attempt to walk in a circuit to avoid this, but on his favorite route with the boats, we have no choice but to turn around and walk back.
“My son enjoys going for walks, but he despises having to return back the way he came. “On the back of two weeks out from school, today was too much for both him and myself,” Fernando explained on her Facebook page titled Better to Be Different.
“This can frequently lead to a breakdown, one that I can normally handle, but on the back of two weeks off from school today was too much.”
In the English county of Essex, a popular place to go for a stroll is the Southend-on-Sea promenade.
Fernando apologized profusely, despite the fact that she and Rudy were attracting attention and that her son’s tantrum would continue for up to an hour.
However, she quickly found herself the target of the disapproving glances and remarks of people who were walking by.
At that point, a complete stranger by the name of Ian stopped to see if she was all right.
After Fernando had finished explaining what was going on as if it were the most normal thing in the world to do, he knelt down next to Rudy on the ground and began a discussion with him.
Rudy appeared to find this rather amusing.
The situation was swiftly brought under control as a result of the soothing maneuver. After Rudy had regained his calm, Ian escorted Roo and his mother back to their vehicle with a walking tour of the neighborhood.
Fernando expressed his gratitude by saying, “I am beyond thankful, and I wish there were more men like this around.” “I will never forget the kindness he showed me…
Thank you so much for everything, Ian from Southend Sea Front; you really are a good man.
In addition to her appreciation for Ian’s selflessness, Fernando has the hope that his actions may encourage others to dig deeper before passing their own judgements on people based on superficial appearances.
She wrote, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” This is something that is being expressed a lot at the moment.
“While it is simple to use words, it is not always so simple to put those words into action. This man exemplifies what he preaches, and for that I will be eternally thankful.
“If you observe a parent having a hard time, you should probably take the time to ask them, ‘Are you okay?’ Be courteous to one another and refrain from passing judgment on either the youngster or the parents.
Every one of us is traveling down our own road and navigating the adventure to the best of our abilities. There are times when all it takes is a brief act of consideration from a total stranger to turn your day around completely.