Clarks Shoes Salesman Praised For Helping Six-Year-Old With Autism Escape Crowds

A member of Clarks Shoes staff has been praised for helping a six-year-old boy with autism buy his school shoes in peace.

Gem Salter, from Ipswich in Suffolk, had taken her son to an outlet store to be measured for school shoes, but said the place incredibly busy. 

Her son, River, really struggles with crowds, long queues and noisy places, so Salter explained her situation to a member of staff.

“I knew there was no way he would cope with that environment,” she wrote on Facebook.

“Without hesitation, the staff member, Aaran, led us away from the noise and crowds to a staff room and placed a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door.”

Aaron was very patient with Salter’s son and found him a variety of different shoes to try on.

We left with a great pair of shoes and a very happy…

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