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A comedian's son put gas in the car. The significance of that accomplishment brought the dad to tears.

Watch the moving moment a dad realizes that his son is going to be just fine.

A comedian's son put gas in the car. The significance of that accomplishment brought the dad to tears.

Comedian D.L. Hughley recently appeared on Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" and opened up about his son's struggles.


Hughley said that his now-26-year-old son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder when he was young.

Autism Speaks explains Asperger syndrome as "an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) considered to be on the 'high functioning' end of the spectrum. Affected children and adults have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive behaviors. Motor development may be delayed, leading to clumsiness or uncoordinated motor movements."

On the show, Hughley shared something that recently happened — something so significant that talking about it brought him to tears.

Some folks who have an autism spectrum disorder need a defined routine that remains consistent every day. That's the case for Hughley's son.


That's what all parents want, right? To know their child is going to be OK? And when a parent experiences something that allows them to feel that, it's big.

Be still, my heart.

You can watch Hughley talk about his son and see a few sweet family photos.

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