for their patience and aroha
A Pākehā mother is praising the selfless aroha of two Māori Wardens who helped calm her son, who is autistic and has Down syndrome, during a public meltdown on an Auckland city street.
Heather Ricketts said “the experience of kindness, patience and their ability to connect and see what we needed”, despite the wardens not knowing them, was an emotional experience.
In a letter to the NZ Herald editor she wrote: “In a society where compassion is not a value we encourage, it was so nice to have people who took the time to be with us in what is often a very isolating experience.”
Heather said the interaction was an eye-opener.
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