People Around The Country Are Sending An Autistic Man Christmas Cards To Brighten Up His Holiday

A Texas father is asking for people to make his 33-year-old son’s Christmas special this year. The single father asked for people to send his autistic son Christmas cards to show love and support. The stay-at-home dad asked in a Facebook group for the cards and the community came together to show that they heard them.

Marty Mendoza made a request in the Kids With Special Needs Facebook group asking for Christmas cards for his son, Marty Mendoza Jr.

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Marty, whose son is nonverbal, shared his request in the group on Dec. 11 and it has received 21,000 reactions and 27,000 shares. Comments flooded in praising the father for doing anything he could for his son to give him a wonderful Christmas. Marty told people that he wanted to give his son one good Christmas since they live on a very tight budget and he’s never been able to give his son a real Christmas.

His request was met with people from all over the country flooding their home with gifts and cards.

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The request for cards was immediately answered by people from all over the country. People have answered the call to bring a moment of joy and love into the lives of the father and son.

People have taken to social media calling for their friends and followers to join them in giving the family some extra special holiday love.

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It is a sweet moment showing compassion in society. It has given some people a look into the ray of light that has been missing in recent years.

Some people from the community have come to his home to drop off gifts and show their support.


It is so nice to see people doing something to make life better for their neighbors. This is what the holiday season is about. It is about giving, not receiving and just making life better for those around you.

Marty has been touched by the generous outpouring of love his message has received.


If you want to give a little something special to the family, you can mail cards to:

Marty Mendoza, Jr.
419 West Avenue C
Belton, TX 76513

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