For 6-year-old Brody Bergner, a trip to Walt Disney World could be filled with smiles, but also tears.
Brody has autism and is nonverbal. Change can send him into a meltdown, especially since he is sensitive to noise and crowds, two things that go hand-in-hand at the Most Magical Place on Earth. So in the months leading up to the Bergner family's trip last week to the Florida theme park, Lauren Bergner prepared her son with what to expect.
When they were waiting to meet Snow White, Brody was hitting his limit of not only the number of people and the noise of the rides, but also the heat.
"Brody was overheated, sweating and overwhelmed by everything. He just started crying," Bergner told "Today" parents.
But the woman portraying "Snow White" at the meet and greet knew how to calm Brody down.
"She kissed, hugged and cuddled him. He was laying his head crying on her lap. She then took him for a walk away from the crowd," Bergner wrote in a now-viral Facebook post.
They also sat on a bench for a while as Brody calmed down.
Bergner said she and her husband had never seen Brody connect with someone he didn't know as quickly as he did during the trip.
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