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Boy with Autism Forms Special Bond with a Sea Lion

February 26, 2014

A family got a big surprise last Sunday when they went to Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C. Alex, a 7 year-old-boy with Asperger syndrome, made a special connection with a sea lion named Sophie. Jennifer, Alex's mom said, "Alex sometimes has trouble interacting and playing with children his own age, but he and the sea lion seemed perfectly in sync."

Jennifer posted a video of  their interaction on YouTube and it has captured national attention.

Alex had an amazing time--you can  hear him at the end of the video tell his family, "This is the best thing of my life!"