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Autistic boy hugs Snow White

Snow White with Jack Jack
Snow White with Jack Jack Image credit: evoke.ie

‘When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true…’….Well, obviously they don’t, but for the Coley family a small miracle happened for them all thanks to a Disney character.

Before his first birthday Amanda knew there was something wrong with her son Jack Jack. "To us he's very lovable, he's always been extremely happy, but when it comes to other people, he's just very shy," Coley told Inside Edition. "If he's scared of someone he cries. But otherwise, if he doesn't know someone, he ignores them,"

The family holiday last November saw a minor breakthrough in Jack Jack’s communication barrier. When he paid a visit to Disney World in Florida Amanda’s youngest son distanced himself from the costume characters around the park…However when he met Snow White he wrapped his arms around her.

Snow White bonded with Jack Jack, holding his hand and gave him a cuddle as his head nested on her shoulder.

"Those are things we never get to see him do with anybody but us," Amanda added. "It gave me hope there watching that that he will have the ability to warm up to people someday."

Two weeks after The Coley’s returned from America Jack Jack, now two years-old, was diagnosed with autism but despite his condition he begs his mum to keep playing the film of him and Snow White.

Hopefully the Coley’s will live happily ever after.

Rejected names for Snow White’s dwarfs include, Blabby, Dirty, Gabby, Biggy-Wiggy, Gaspy, Gloomy, Awful, Deefy and Hoppy-Jumpy.