For many people, meeting the multitalented Anna Kendrick would be a dream come true. But for one longtime fan, meeting the 31-year-old entertainer almost left him in tears.
Acclaimed motivational speaker and writer Kerry Magro recently met Kendrick in New York City at a signing for her new book, Scrappy Little Nobody. Margo was diagnosed with a form of autism called Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), at age 4 and he often speaks out about living with the disability.
In an essay originally published on his blog, Magro describes what it was like telling Kendrick about how he grew up on the autism spectrum.
"OMG, you are awesome!" Kendrick reportedly said to him, clapping and jumping. "I'm so glad you get to do what you do."
Kendrick's enthusiastic reaction was something that he will always cherish.
"It wasn't anything extraordinary that she did, but it was just her telling me what we do is making a difference that made me overjoyed with gratitude," Magro wrote. "For someone who grew up being a victim of bullying, having emotional challenges and never considering myself 'awesome,' having someone so talented tell me that will be something I'm always grateful for."
Magro concluded his powerful essay by thanking Kendric. He also included a special plea for his readers to follow Kendrick's example by showing kindness to other people.
(H/T: Huffington Post)