According to the United Kingdom's National Autistic Society, and as anyone who is close to a person with autism will know, people with the condition are prone to meltdowns. "It is not bad or naughty behaviour and should not be considered as such," their website explains. "When a person is completely overwhelmed, and their condition means it is difficult to express that in appropriate way, it is understandable that the result is a meltdown."
Twitter user @Rubyredroses, aka Ruby, from Sunderland in the United Kingdom recently took to Twitter to share the adorable gift she received from a man with autism who lives in her building after he said something unkind to her during one such meltdown the previous week.
Ruby explains: "I live in a building with an autistic man who has bipolar [disorder], he has angry outbursts and last week said something really unkind, he struggles with understanding he’s in the wrong & apologising but gave me this today."