Social Media Victory for a Teenager with Autism

Social Media Victory for a Teenager with Autism

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

MLK, Black Feminism, Bog Bodies, Boredom and Brilliance

Episode: MLK, Black Feminism, Bog Bodies, Boredom and Brilliance

  • Jan 21, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 15:26 mins

Guests: Tracy and Bean McKay Feel-good stories aren’t found often on Twitter –it’s one of the uglier places. But Bean’s peanut butter challenge is a great one. The quick version is Eric McKay (who goes by “Bean”) is 15, he has autism and one of the few foods he eats is peanut butter. When the family’s peanut butter supply started running out, he tweeted his local LIDL grocery store asking for peanut butter to go on sale so he could stock up again. LIDL said they’d do even better: “Get 72,000 retweets and we’ll give you a lifetime supply. ”Bean did it!

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