Tony Posnanski may not know it yet but he will soon learn that he is a hero to many a family of a child with autism. And there are a lot of us out here. So often parents feel the sting of the judgment and criticism of others who just don’t know what we live with. Without even knowing what living with autism entails, he responded to a mom’s simple question with an act of compassion and kindness that many parents have not ever known. And to the mom at Table 9: Thanks for finding the courage to educate others about our kids and our challenges.

Take a look-see at the video interview and read his blog entry about how one mother and a noisy little girl with autism taught him about people and just doing the right thing.