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He Taught Me To Play In The Rain
"I was frustrated when my 3-year-old Autistic son ran outside this morning in the rain when I let the dogs out. It was as if Trey couldn't hear me yelling for him to come in. Then I saw the complete happiness on Trey's face..."
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