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Vacuum salesman moves birthday party for child with autism to tears

FOX 61

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va.— One Virginia teen’s unique interest in vacuum cleaners has led to a very memorable birthday surprise, and the whole thing is inspiring people from across the country.

Jodie Johnson said her son Dylan has never been into “normal” toys. He was way more interested in vacuum cleaners.

As WTVR reports, Dylan turned 14 years old over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and… a vacuum salesman.

Ahead of the party, Jodie sent the following email to the Kirby Vacuum Company:

I am reaching out to you in hopes for an answer to an unusual request for my son who is autistic. He has always been obsessed with vacuum cleaners. His favorite is the Kirby. He spends hours every day watching videos on his tablet about different Kirby’s. When he isn’t watching videos about them, he is talking about them…

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