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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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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.

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This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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