WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Danny Nolin has a simple pleasure in life: a T-shirt.
The red-and-white-striped shirt was the only shirt the 24-year-old, who has Down syndrome and autism, wore for the past few months, his dad Greg Nolin wrote in a Facebook post.
“Being Autistic is very challenging. He will only wear this shirt no other,” he wrote.
“He’s got something that he enjoys wearing,” he told WPTV. “It’s something that makes him feel good, and that’s it.”
But sadly, the shirt got quickly worn out after such frequent use, so Greg tried to look for more.
He had bought it at Wal-Mart, but he could no longer find them there after searching several stores, so he sent the plea for help on Facebook for others to keep an eye out for it.
His post was shared about 500 times, but even better was a tweet from nephew Sean Nolin, a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, that was retweeted more than 65,000 times.
Wal-Mart itself caught wind of it and stepped in to help, WPTV reported.
The company went to its archives to have the shirt remade just for Danny and donated 10 of them to him.
“I’m so thankful to Wal-Mart and everyone for the response,” Greg said. “A lot of times these kids can’t do things on their own. I’m so thankful.”