Touching Video Shows ‘What It’s Like To Have A Brother With Autism’ (Video)


The video above features an extremely special and emotional relationship between two brothers, Mitchel, who is autistic and Spencer.

Mitchel is the elder one among the two. He can’t advice his brother on various matters and don’t buy him alcohol like others but he still knows he is the elder one. Spencer has explained in the video how Mitchel he is the most important person in his life.

The question what it’s like to have an autistic brother was often asked to Spencer. And honestly, with his video he has made everyone believe, that it’s beautiful for him to have one. Their bond, their love, their friendship; all of it is just amazing.

This heartwarming video was published in January but it has just started trending.

The video is definitely a tear jerker and here’s what Redditors have commented on it:


As an older bother to a sister with autism this video made my day. Thanks for posting  :]


I hope my boys have a relationship this strong. My youngest has autism and I always worry about his future.


I always respected my friend Ryan, who took care of his younger sister with austism. He seriously was a great brother. For some reason, during this video, I cried and thought of him.

Thanks for the video!


My brother has autism and is 3 years older than me. It made me cry to think that other people can relate to that kind of non-traditional dynamic of having an older sibling, but having to take care of them as if you were the older one, it was hard for me to deal with as a kid going to the same school with him because I wanted to have my own life instead of having to constantly be checking up on him...But looking back I wouldn't have it any other way because that weird dynamic made us closer than it might for some other sibling relationships. I'm really happy to know that there are a lot of people out there who have such compassion for Autism who want to understand it. Thank you so much for this, OP!


Great video. Made me call my older bro, just say hey and love you. My mom is a special ed teacher for high school students, and has been for 30 years, so it hit a note.

One thing though, I would have rather seen your brother doing those things rather than you saying it in a Voice Over. If you say it, you need to show it. Otherwise, dug it.

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