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Boy with Down’s Syndrome Thrilled When 50 trick-or-treaters Show up After mum’s Appeal

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A mum’s heartfelt appeal for trick-or-treaters to visit her disabled son on Halloween led to dozens of people showing up at their door to ‘make his night’.

Daniel Wingfield, who has Down’s syndrome and autism, loves dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters on his doorstep.

But sadly, in previous years, he barely got any visitors.

His family said that Daniel, 26, would sit at the bottom of the staircase clutching his bowl of sweets ready for callers to knock at the door.

In the past, they had to take it in turns to wear masks and pretend to be the trick-or-treaters themselves so that he would not be too disappointed.

However, this year Daniel’s mum and aunt decided to put an appeal on social media for trick-or-treaters to visit the family home.

The Facebook post, which was shared over 150 times, explained that Daniel does not have many visitors on Halloween and any trick-or-treaters would ‘make his night’.

And when the night came Daniel had more than 50 trick-or-treaters come to his door in Belper, Derbyshire – something mum Sharon Robins described as ‘fantastic’.

His mum and aunt put up an appeal on social media for trick-or-treaters to visit their house (Picture: Derby Telegraph/BPM MEDIA)

She said: ‘Daniel loves Halloween. We do up the house every year and get dressed up to get him involved. But he doesn’t like going trick-or-treating, he likes people to come to the house.

‘For the last few years there haven’t been many people come round and he gets upset. He sits at the bottom of the stairs waiting for people.

‘And last night people came, he was loving it. He can’t talk fluently but he can say ‘Happy Halloween’.’

Mother-of-three Mrs Robins, who cares for Daniel full time, said she didn’t tell her son more people would be coming to the house just in case they didn’t show.

But she said it was ‘so nice’ to see the smile on Daniel’s face as more people turned up at the door – emptying the sweet bowl and 40 party bags she had made.

She said: ‘I didn’t know if people would show up or if they were just saying they would. It was so nice for them to follow up on what they put (online).

‘If you’re not used to it, someone with Down’s can be daunting for little kids.

‘Thank you to everyone for taking the time to come and see Daniel and make his night.’

Courtesy: metro.co.uk

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