ATTLEBORO (CBS) – It wasn’t the scarcity of disinfecting wipes or bathroom paper that despatched an Attleboro mother right into a panic these previous couple of months.
“To go in a retailer and there’s aisles empty and there have been just one sort of a sure factor – it was so unusual,” Crystal MacDonald mentioned. “It felt apocalyptic.”
Her search was for SpaghettiOs. It’s the one factor her daughter will eat.
“Yogurt can style slightly totally different. Grilled cheese can style slightly totally different. SpaghettiOs is all the time the identical. It’s her consolation as a result of it’s the one factor that’s the identical in a world of chaos,” MacDonald mentioned.
Ashlyn lives with autism, so that is about texture and routine. The 11-year-old is usually nonverbal. The mom shared on social media she couldn’t discover their household’s important merchandise. Due to strangers, they all of a sudden had greater than 100 cans.
“A bunch of individuals mentioned, ‘Hey I’ve some’ or ‘I’ve seen them at Walmart in Walpole or wherever. We’ll seize you some. We’ll seize you 12 cans.’ With out me even asking they only went and did,” she mentioned.
That neighborhood generosity caught Campbell’s consideration; the corporate is now sending Ashlyn a yr’s value of SpaghettiOs! It’s actually the one factor she eats, so the 768 cans ought to final about six months or so.
“I all the time bear in mind Mr. Rogers and his mom used to inform him search for the helpers. To see the helpers in our neighborhood serving to us, that’s such a tremendous reward past what they’ve given us. This reward of actual life hope. I can educate that to my kids. Everybody has helped.”