Of all the candy available on the market, my sons loves Dum-Dums to distraction. He doesn't care much for chocolate. Or peanutbutter. Or any combination of the two. He loves Skittles and Smarties and Ring Pops and Tootsie Pops. None of them can hold a candle to a sack of Dum-Dums, though.
So when I heard about the Spangler Candy company (makers of Dum-Dums) going above and beyond customer service for the mother of a boy with autism, it just made my day.
Rebecca's family has been through some rough times - her husband is currently out of a job, and she had to get major surgery. She was concerned that her being away from home in the hospital would be a source of distress for her autistic son, Abe. A friend told her that you can buy Dum-Dums from Spangler in single-flavor packs, so she purchased two packs of Abe's favorite flavor as a treat to help him through this adjustment to his routine.
She wrote Spangler a letter thanking them for making Abe so happy, and they responded with a wonderful letter of their own, as well as a t-shirt and wide assortment of Dum-Dum's for Abe. Check out the video of Abe opening the box!
How's that for a huge dose of happy? You can read the full article (along with both letters) here.
And I'm going to stop on the way home from work and pick up a bag of Dum-Dums for David and Anna to share. Oh, who am I kidding. I'll be digging through looking for the Cream Soda flavored ones for myself!