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Father Teaches His Blind And Autistic Son How To Drive Stick In A Subaru WRX STI

Traveling through the back alleys of YouTube, it’s easy to stumble upon videos that make you laugh or make you angry. But on a rare occasion you stumble across something that’s not only inspiring and thought provoking, but so touching you feel the need to share it. That is of course after you pull yourself together and pretend that you didn’t almost shed a tear.

This is one of those moments.

In the video above you’ll find a father teaching his son how to drive stick. But unlike other videos, his son is blind and autistic.

The young man named Spenny, shifts through the gears for his father with a great smile on his face. One that is so infectious, he’ll have you grinning with him throughout the whole video.

He recites each gear as they accelerate up to fourth, then erupt into laughter before they slow down to a stop where Spenny places the car in neutral and shakes it from side to side to make sure it’s in.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen these guys in a car together, either. The video below shows just how much fun the pair have driving the turbocharged Subaru, and again, the happiness on Spenny’s face is infectious.

“I like going fast!” Spenny exclaims before telling his dad what kind of engine it has and what makes the ‘pshh’ noise.

Some people don’t understand the bond that we create over a car. To some people it’s a machine to get from A to B. What’s evident in this video is the bond this father and son have over their Subaru, and it’s heart warming.

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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