If you follow the Euro Garages twitter account, you’ll have seen one or two videos popping up from a young man called Luiz.
Luiz is a motorway service aficionado, and loves travelling from Barrow-in-Furness to visit Euro Garages’ Rivington Services on the M61, as well as other service stations on the way!
We love Luiz – the videos and photos posted by his lovely mum Janine (who you can find on twitter here) brighten our day every time we see them.
As well as making sure you aren’t missing these videos, we also thought we’d share something that Janine sent to us a few days ago when we asked her to thank Luiz for his latest video and to tell him how much we appreciated him sending them to us:
“I will tell Luiz that. I just wish some passers-by would have the same attitude. We got rather upset yesterday when a lady told us that we should just ‘get Luiz out more’ because he was getting excited over the signs of the shops. I wish people would understand autism more and understand the enjoyment Luiz gets from visiting motorway service services and retail parks. We ask him every weekend if he would like to go to waterpark, theme park – he even turned down a holiday to Euro Disney because he said it’s boring and would rather go up the M6 and Meadowhall shopping centre. Luiz is so infectious. He is the most lovable little boy that makes me smile every day. I know I am probably biased with being his mum, but whoever knows him will vouch for me. ”
As a happy coincidence, this post falls during Autism Awareness Week. If you’re interested in finding out more about autism and what it means to people who are diagnosed with it and those who love them, here is a good place to start:
Janine went on to say: “I appreciate the lovely feedback I get from yourselves and Road Chef. When I show him, his face lights up. Thank you so much.”