This mom wanted a T-shirt for her autistic daughter — so the internet sent her 150 of them

Source: Deborah Grimshaw Skouson/Facebook

Like many 10-year-old girls, Cami Skouson has a favorite shirt that she loves to wear all the time. It's pink and it has brightly colored flowers, with ruffles on the bottom.

Cami loves the shirt so much that her mom Deborah has bought her four versions of it in the past few years, which she found on eBay. Unfortunately, Cami, who has been diagnosed with autism, wears the shirt every day, which means it's stained and "unwearable," according to a Facebook post Deborah wrote a few weeks ago — and the family hasn't been able to find a new one.

"This shirt is a CIRCO brand from TARGET. They were sold in 2011-2012," Skouson wrote in a plea that has since gone viral. "This is where you come in. We need another 'pink flower shirt,' so will you please share this post or even just the photo?"

Skouson's post was reposted to the page Love What Matters, where it quickly garnered more than 13,000 shares. The internet responded to Skouson's request in full, ultimately sending the family more than 150 "flower shirts."

"At first, my daughter was a little confused to see more than one of her 'pink flower shirts,'" she told the Daily Dot. "I explained to her that people gave them to her because they loved her."

If that isn't a happy enough ending for you, Skouson said she also heard from Target, who offered to send her a larger version of the shirt so Cami could wear it as she grew older.

"I accepted their offer with tears streaming down my face," Skouson said. "The kindness being shown my little girl has been so beautiful."  

See, guys? The internet isn't all #Lochtegate and Harambe memes. It can actually be pretty cool sometimes! 

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EJ Dickson

Ej Dickson is Mic's Connections editor. A former lifestyle editor at the Daily Dot, Ej has also written for Salon, Vice, the Awl, the Hairpin and Women's Health Magazine. She does a middling impersonation of R&B star Macy Gray.

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