A series of letters written between a seven-year-old autistic girl and her mother has captured the hearts of thousands after being uploaded to Facebook.
In the notes, Cadence asks her mother if her autism "makes her bad."
Cadence's mother, Angela, told BuzzFeed News the letter acted as a reminder that the way adults talk about children affects them more than we consider.
Cadence's response led to Angela crying "happy tears," touched by what her daughter had said.
Angela runs a Facebook page called "I am Cadence" that focuses on the idea that every child is innately special in their own way.
"Perhaps it is through the sharing of individuality over 'fitting in,' of encouraging curiosity and discussion over 'gossip', of promoting the right to child hood innocence over grown up perceptions – that it might just be possible, in some small way, to impact the world – one story at a time."