Parents recreate closed Blockbuster store for autistic son
SHARYLAND, Texas (AP) — When an autistic Texas man's favorite video store closed, his parents surprised him by bringing part of it home.
HuffPost reports 20-year-old Hector Zuniga visited the Blockbuster video store in Sharyland, Texas, twice a week since he was 13 to rent his favorite movies. When his parents were told the store was closing, they thought the news would be devastating to Hector. So, they decided buy some of the store's inventory to recreate it at home.
Hector Zuniga Sr. brought his son to the store on its final day Sunday in order to give him closure. When they came home, Hector Jr. was surprised to find a Blockbuster rack stuffed with his favorite DVDs.
The moment has been heavily shared on Twitter after it was posted by his younger brother.
MY AUTISTIC BROTHER WAS SAD THAT BLOCK BUSTER WAS CLOSING DOWN SO MY PARENTS MADE A MINI ONE AT HOME FOR HIM! ???? pic.twitter.com/B4oo74NBvi— jaavii (@Javiii_Zuniga) April 23, 2017