26 Jan '16, 3am

Starbucks Partner with Autism Hopes Viral Video 'Open Minds'

A teenager with autism who became a social media sensation over the weekend said he always wanted to work for Starbucks, and now he hopes more employers will give people with special needs an opportunity to succeed. “People with autism do not want to be looked at with sympathy, so I would say to anyone please, please, please keep an open mind about what people with special needs can do,” said Sam, who’s 17 and would like to be an actor someday. Social media attention began for Sam after a customer in Toronto noticed him dancing as he prepared beverages and thought the moment was video-worthy. Nearly 50 million people agree. That’s how many have watched the video Carley Fleischmann posted on her social pages and watched spread through Facebook on the Love What Matters page . A Teenager Named Sam Fleischmann wrote in her original post : "I would like to introduce you to a te...

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