A young girl with autism who came home upset after receiving a school report card was then given a new one from her father - which has now gone viral on Twitter. The post has over 12 thousand retweets and 66 thousand likes.
A young girl with autism who came home upset after receiving a school report card was then given a new one from her father - which has now gone viral on Twitter.
The post has over 12 thousand retweets and 66 thousand likes.
Nine-year-old, Sophie, who was diagnosed with ASD
at the age of three told her parents "I've let everyone down," following the report.
The dad tweeted: "My daughter who has ASD received straights Ds on her report today. She cried and said “I’ve let everyone down” this is my report card for her."
Shane Jackson, from Tasmania, hated seeing his daughter so distraught over a report card so he decided to make her a new one highlighting all the things she was good at.
Highlights included having a great imagination
, being funny and for fighting with boys. She was given an A+ grade for being "world's best daughter".
The response to his tweet has been overwhelming for Sophie and her family, so much that Sophie has set up her own Twitter account monitored by her dad to share her artwork.
One Twitter user wrote: "Thanks, Shane. You just gave me the solution to my year 6 son's reports. So proud of him, at this moment he is on stage, in combined schools band. Band playing in a night of local High School school performing Arts. I drew the short straw, had to stay home and look after twins."
Sophie has since tweeted her own report card for her dad. She gave him an A grade for being annoying, a B grade for being funny and a C grade for wrestling her. She gave her doting dad an A+ for being the best dad ever.
In an interview with HuffPost UK
, the doting dad said she had been receiving after-school tutoring three days a week since getting a report of D's last year.
He said: "She has been working so hard and we have seen some great out of school improvements. So we and Sophie were really positive that there may have been some improvements."
"Then Sophie received the report and she was just so disappointed because she had tried so hard and honestly thought that she may be at a higher level than last year. From our perspective, we know she had tried hard and were very comfortable with her effort, whatever the report said."
"That’s when I thought I’d give a report of all the things that make Sophie unique and makes her, her. She loved it and has been so upbeat since I gave it to her, it has the effect I wanted," he continued.