FESTUS, MI (WTXF) - 26-year-old Jared Politte from Festus, Missouri, has the mental capacity of a five-year-old due to autism.
Jared’s father passed away in 2014 and to help him cope with his grief, his family has created a Facebook page called “Letters for Jared.”
The responses to the Facebook page have been amazing. Strangers from all over have sent cards to Politte to “bring him a ray of sunshine," according to the page.
The influx of letters seems to be helping raise Jared’s spirits—with stickers and Disney-related presents proving to be the biggest hits.
A recent post on Imgur by someone identifying themselves as Jared’s cousin intends to make “Cards for Jared” a much bigger movement. Since the post was shared on the site ten hours ago it has been viewed over 100,000 times.