A little princess with autism was meeting Minnie for the first time, and she was her absolute favorite character. She was screaming ‘Minnie! Minnie!’ and her whole family started to cry, and I asked why. [The mother] explained that her daughter barely speaks and never talks to anyone. I took as many pictures for her as I could, and they were so grateful! They came back in line three times!
Bellevue, Washington, Disney Store Cast Member
At the Disney Store, a girl was crying when she walked through our ‘castle.’ Her mom apologized and explained that they recently had to cancel their trip [to Disneyland] due to financial issues. I helped make their day extra special by throwing them special celebrations and gave her a card with her favorite princess’ signature on it. I told her that the princess wrote that card just for her. She had the biggest smile on her face and gave me a big hug! Her mom had tears in her eyes too.