Here’s Why Some People Are Getting Emotional About The Family Who Brought Blockbuster To Their Autistic Son

Twitter user @Javiii_Zuniga posted what quickly became a viral tweet of his family’s truly unconditional love. According to his tweet, when the Blockbuster store in his family’s town finally closed, @Javiii_Zuniga’s 20-year-old brother was devastated. As @Javiii_Zuniga mentions, his brother in on the autism spectrum and the closing of the store really took a toll on him. So his parents did what they could to ease the blow. They built him his own mini Blockbuster fully stacked with his favorite movies.

@Javiii_Zuniga recently posted this tweet of his 20-year-old autistic brother getting the sweetest surprise: his own Blockbuster store.

“My autistic brother was sad that Block Buster (sic) was closing down so my parents made a mini one at home for him! ? ❤️,” reads @Javiii_Zuniga’s tweet.

Excuse me while I powder my nose and not cry about this.


The sheer outpouring of love for the parents’ selfless act has touched thousands of people.

As of the posting of this article, the tweet had been liked 120,000 times and retweeted 30,000 times.

People can’t get over just how adorable this seemingly small gesture is to the brother.

People are grateful that @Javiii_Zuniga shared this touching moment with the world.

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The parents were on their game as they opened their mini, family-owned Blockbuster the same day the town’s closed.

As for this young man’s parents, thumbs up!


This is such a powerful and heartwarming gesture.

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