Young Man With Autism Triumphs Over Bashfulness to Ask Michael Sheen A Question

Young Man With Autism Triumphs Over Bashfulness to Ask Michael Sheen A Question

A sweet and heartwarming moment occurred when a young man with autism overcame his bashfulness to ask actor Michael Sheen a question.

No two people are entirely the same. Every person is different and unique, created by a loving and all-powerful Creator. Many in society might look at those differences and see a weakness or a flaw, but that’s not the case at all. 

God doesn’t make mistakes. He has a plan and a purpose for every life. People who many may have written off can and do go on to surprise and do extraordinary things in life. Sometimes, all someone needs is a chance or a little bit of kindness and patience to get them started on that path. 

A clip posted on YouTube shows a group of people watching and listening to actor Michael Sheen, who sits at the front of the room. As the clip begins, Michael is informed that a young man named Leo has a question for the famous actor.

Leo, who has autism, is clearly overcome by the moment. He is nervous, and he takes several breaths to try and help calm himself. One woman even asks him if he wants her to read his question. Leo quickly shakes his head “no” at her suggestion.

Several other people, including Michael, support Leo and give him encouragement, understanding that the young man has become overcome by the moment.

“You take as much time as you want, Leo,” Michael says.

About halfway through the clip, something beautiful takes place. Leo builds up his courage to ask Michael his thoughtful and insightful question about Michael’s like of and ability to relate to writer Dylan Thomas’s work.

According to its description, the clip is from a program called “The Assembly.” The Assembly brings together individuals “who are artistic, neurodivergent or learning disabled” to “question an A-list celebrity.”

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not get tired of well-doing; for at the right time we will get in the grain, if we do not give way to weariness.”

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