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‘Never have 5 letters cut so deep’: Father shares son’s heartbreaking class project

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A New Jersey man took to social media after what should have been a fun class project for his son took a heartbreaking turn.

According to a report from NBC affiliate KFOR, Bob Cornelius went on Facebook after heading to his son’s back-to-school night and saw a project about his son’s favorite things.

Cornelius took a picture of it , but it was when he got home when he started to read it.

KFOR reports his son, Christopher, wrote about his family, his favorite foods and what he wants to be when he grows up. But when it came to listing his friends, he wrote, “No one.”

He says that Christopher’s fellow students tend to exclude him.

“Never have five letters cut so deep, and they weren't even directed at me....it was just an overly simplistic statement that spoke volumes,” the father penned in his Facebook post. “And because I know him so well, and because I have pretty good handle on him after raising him for eleven years, I know this disconnect makes him feel lonely, and it makes him sad.”

Cornelius says that Christopher has autism and struggles in social situations, even though he is funny and smart, adding that his fellow students tend to exclude him.

The father’s post has been shared over 28,000 times on Facebook and they have gotten requests from strangers who want to send young Christopher a card.

If you would like to send Christopher a friendly note, you can mail it to:

Christopher Cornelius

96 Valley View Drive

Rockaway, NJ 7866.

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