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Winnie the Pooh Knew Exactly What To Do When He Visited a Disabled Little Boy at Disney

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Winnie the Pooh is a classic character loved by children and adults alike. He’s an icon. A timeless bear who stands the test of time.

What some people might not know is that A.A. Milne — the author of these beloved stories — had a granddaughter with cerebral palsy.

While Milne’s son Christopher Robin Milne, whom the book character was inspired by, was not a fan of the stories as he grew older, Milne’s granddaughter, Clare, found them to be an opportunity.



According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clare took money out of her inheritance from the Pooh books and used them to create the Clare Milne Trust.

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“The Clare Milne Trust supports people living with disabilities in Devon and Cornwall,” the website’s homepage reads. “In the words of Clare’s late mother, Lesley Milne, ‘My dream is to know that my girl will be remembered for something that brings happiness where it is most needed.'”



As A.A. Milne’s granddaughter left a legacy behind which supports people with disabilities, it seems very appropriate that a certain bear would know just what to do when encountering a disabled child.

Jessie Barber’s 18-month-old son has cerebral palsy, just like the late Clare Milne. Barber told KVUE her sweet boy “is unable to communicate other than smiling and facial expressions.”

But lack of speech didn’t stop this child from sharing a special moment with a tenderhearted bear named Winnie the Pooh.

“For those of you who have disabled children [you] know the [feeling] when people look but aren’t sure how to interact with your kiddo,” Barber wrote on Facebook.

“This Winnie the Pooh melted my heart and knew exactly what to do!” she went on. “He spent 10+ minutes with our little guy and he loved every second of it. Thank you, Pooh!”

Watch as Pooh Bear interacts with the boy. Pooh may be called “a bear of very little brain” but this character’s big heart more than makes up for that!



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Doesn’t your heart just melt watching this? “I had no idea the video would go viral,” Barber told KVUE. “We were just hoping to reach other special needs families to show this amazing interaction and that it is worth the trip to Disney.”

She’s absolutely right! Well done, Pooh Bear! You have represented your legacy well. No doubt Clare Milne would be quite proud indeed.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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