Ben Carter is a severely autistic 14-year-old boy from Devon, UK. Ever since he was two years old, he’s only ever drank from the same Tommee Tippee Sippy Cup, which had started to fall apart. Unfortunately, the company stopped manufacturing this particular product years ago, but thanks to an online campaign launched by Ben’s Father Marc, Tommee Tippee agreed to make not one, not two, but 500 of the discontinued cups for his son!
Ben posted a picture of the cup on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, and it was soon retweeted more than 19,000 times. The original manufacturer noticed the campaign and set about searching factories worldwide for the same mould used to make Ben’s favorite cup. It wasn’t an easy task but they finally found it and agreed to make a lifetime’s supply for Ben!
“It’s a shock, and a surprise, and just a bit bizarre really that they’ve managed to do this,” says Marc in the video below. “I can’t stop smiling.” And neither can we! Faith in humanity restored.
More info: Twitter