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Parents Recreate Blockbuster For Autistic Son (IMAGE/TWEET)

A 20-year-old autistic man, Hector Zuniga, in Texas went to Blockbuster twice a week every week for years. He was very sad when he found out his local store was closing, so his parents made a mini one at home for him.

Image via Sizzle

The final week the store was open, they took Hector to the store for closure, but when they came home Hector was surprised to see a rack with a Blockbuster sign above it. They stocked it with some of Hector’s favorite DVDs.

Hector’s father, Hector Zuniga Sr. said:

“[Hector Andres] is a happy-go-lucky kid. He’s all heart, he’s very tender, but like anyone else, he has bad days. And we knew one of those bad days were around the corner when we found out that the Blockbuster was about to close.”

One day when they were in the store, a Blockbuster employee pulled Hector’s mother, Rosa, aside and told her that the store would be closing. His father got the idea to recreate it at home since the store sold all of their inventory before they closed.

They knew that they would have to break the news to their son gently because the store was such a huge part of Hector’s routine.

Image by Javier Zuniga via The Huffington Post

When they found out the store was closing, his parents began slowly buying and squirreling away some of his favorite movies. The employees even began helping the Zunigas by hiding some of Hector’s favorite movies.

His brother posted photos of it, and the tweet went viral.

Featured image via Twitter.

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