June 15 2024


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Shatner Tweets For Autistic Child

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William Shatner was among the many people who tried to help a father get something special for his autistic son Everett.

Reed Botwright’s six-year-old son loved the Kraft Star Wars macaroni, but Botwright could no longer find the limited-edition product, and he turned to the Internet for help.

“As many of you know, this cutey here, Everett, is a truly unique little dude,” he said via Facebook. “He’s on the autism spectrum and one of his quirks revolves around food. He doesn’t eat much, if anything, at all. It’s a struggle to get him his essential nutrients, and unlike most kids, no amount of ‘tough love’ or ‘no treats until you eat your veggies’ will work to coerce him to expand his diet. So, when we go through the grocery store and he says, ‘I want to try that,’ we rejoice! And, thanks to the power of marketing, he gravitated towards this Star Wars Kraft Dinner.

“He loves this stuff! But here’s the rub: we bought a ton of this, all we could find, at the local Walmart. Here is Everett holding the last box we could find in Nanaimo! This is where we need your help. Do you know where we can find more? We’re desperate!”

Somehow, the plea got the attention of Shatner who tweeted to Kraft. @kraftfoods can you possibly help?” said Shatner. “Even if you still have just the shaped macaroni they can use current product for cheese sauce.”

Shatner wasn’t the only person who tried to help. Quite a few people stepped up with boxes of the macaroni and little Everett should have his Star Wars mac-and-cheese for some time to come.

Why does Everett like the macaroni? “Yummy is my taste!” he said.

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