William Shatner leads charge to help a little boy

He has boldly gone where no one has gone before, well, at least his most famous character has.  What William Shatner has done is help out a struggling dad of an autistic child.

Reed Botwright has a six-year-old son with autism who is super picky about what he eats.  His condition means that no amount of parenting tricks will get him to change his dinner.  The child likes to eat macaroni and cheese, but only the ones with the Star Wars shaped pasta.

When his local store, and the stores for a good distance around him, ran out of this particular food. Reed sent a cry for help from social media.

Okay, this is a bit of a call for help. I'm putting this out to the interwebz and social netz for some assistance. As many of you know, this cutey here, Everett, is a truly unique little dude. He's on the autism spectrum and one of his quirks revolves around food. He doesn't each much, if anything, at all. It's a struggle to get him his essential nutrients, and unlike most kids, no amount of "tough love" or "no treats until you eat your veggies" will work to coerce him to expand his diet. So, when we go through the grocery store and he says, "I want to try that," we rejoice! And, thanks to the power of marketing, he gravitated towards this Star Wars Kraft Dinner. Now, it's never a slam dunk once he's found something as to whether or not he will actually eat it. But he love this stuff! But here's the rub: we bought a ton of this, all we could find, at the local Walmart. Here is Everett holding the last box we could find in Nanaimo! This is where we need your help. Do you know where we can find more? We're desperate! See it in a store? Tell us, and we'll go there! Have some left over? Send it to us, we'll pay! Know someone who works at the Kraft factory? Don't do anything illegal, but if a box just happens to fall off of a truck, I know a redhead who would be very happy… All kidding aside, anything you can do to help is hugely appreciated! Tag friends, share and spread this to the far reaches of the webz! These were on the shelf not too long ago, so I think the odds are good we can find them somewhere. Thank you all!

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One of the first to come to his aid was Star Wars rival Star Trek legend William Shatner. Shatner sent out a tweet direct to the manufacture writing, @kraftfoods can you possibly help? Even if you still have just the shaped macaroni they can use current product for cheese sauce.”  That might not seem like much, but when the man has over 2.4million followers, he makes an impact.  He even got a response from Kraft, the makers of the product.


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Thanks to Shatner the story spread like wildfire with thousands around the world tweeting and evening putting some of their own care packages together for Reed’s son.

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How heart warming is this story?  With so much upsetting news it’s still nice to see a smile shine through.