This Dancing Starbucks Barista With Autism Will Totally Make Your Day

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On January 22, autism awareness advocate Carly Fleischmann posted a video to her Facebook account and wrote her birthday wish was for the video to go viral.

On Tuesday, Carly's birthday, that wish came true.

The video, filmed inside a Toronto-area Starbucks, shows an autistic barista named Sam dancing as he works. In the video's description on YouTube, Carly explains,

Sam was diagnosed with autism and like some people with autism, Sam has a movement disorder. Sam has a hard time keeping his body still. [He] never thought that he would be able to work behind the bar because of his sudden movements but his manger Chris believed in him and got Sam to channel his movements into dance.

It took a lot of hard work to get Sam to a place where he could dance and work, Carly writes, but now, he's known as the “dancing barista.”

She adds,

...more people like Sam need be be seen, heard, and given a chance to thrive and dance.

As if the video (and Carly's selfless wish) weren't sweet enough, Sam told his parents that since getting the job, his life finally “has real meaning."

Watch the video above and go wish Carly -- aka, the sweetest human being ever (besides Sam, maybe) -- a fabulous birthday.

Citations: This Autistic Starbucks Barista Who Turned His Stims Into Dance Moves Will Make Your Day (Cosmopolitan)