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How often do we underestimate people?  We can’t get past what we see as a disability to see what someone has to offer.  In this clip, a young man that appears to be autistic finds a great way to communicate and this group of tough guys melt for just a few minutes.  We could all take a lesson.

This is the message I received in my email this morning and thank you to the person who sent this!

Have no Idea if this is true.  But who cares?  :O) 

Pretty neat story…read the commentary below.  If you saw the film, “Deliverance,” you will recall this scene…a classic.


The guy playing the guitar is Ronnie Cox from Portales New Mexico .


Autism?  Asperger’s syndrome? Genius primary, social interaction secondary?  Serendipity?……..or maybe we just haven’t figured it out yet.

Plumbing the depths of the human mind and spirit is an eternal frontier.

Watch the young mans face not his fingers.

 Read this before viewing video…. 

 This is an excerpt of the film “Deliverance”.   When the filming group of the movie stopped at a gas station somewhere, one of the actors started to play a tune of the film on his guitar.

 When a boy who was watching (an autistic) heard the music, he started to respond with notes from his banjo. They started an incredible dialogue of instruments and the autistic boy expressed himself in probably the only form in which he was prepared to communicate.

This is how this remarkable scene, that was included in the movie, was developed and filmed. Look at the expression of the boy. At first, he seems uncertain and waiting but as the intensity of the music progressed, his lost expression was gone and an expression of pleasure and happiness was recovered; thanks to this guitar player who happened to pass by.

 After this magic moment passed, the boy returned into himself leaving this part of his externalized beauty in the film. This truly was a memorable part of the movie. 

This is a good story. I never knew it was true.

 This scene was not a part of the script until the camera man happened to catch it on film…The family was well paid; and beat poverty by accident.

Watch the little boy especially at the end…

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