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Paddy McGuinness Educated A Rude Stranger At The Handicap Parking Spot: "How Does Someone Have To Look To Have A Disability?"

Date December 9, 2019 16:54

Paddy McGuinness is a famous English comedian and TV presenter whose personal life has also been discussed as well.

According to the UK Mirror, parents of three Paddy and Christine believe that their youngest daughter Felicity is autistic, just like her older twin siblings Leo and Penelope.

It was revealed that the twins were diagnosed with Autism when they were three years old and the parents suspect similar signs in their youngest child.

Stranger's comment about Paddy McGuinness' children

The Top Gear presenter revealed how he was forced to educate a stranger who became rude because Paddy and his children were parked in the disabled spot.

In a series of tweets, Paddy explained that he was dropping his three children off at a play center when a man, parked at another disabled bay came up to the dad and said his family "did not look disabled." The stranger implied that there was no reason for them to be parked in the disabled spot.

Paddy, very upset at the gall of this man, decided to take a deep breath and send his children in. Then he faced the man to educate him.

Once they'd happily gone in I approached this ignorant took. All I wanted to do was bounce him off every car but there would only be one loser in that, me.

Paddy said he couldn't believe the "ignorance and sheer pomposity" of telling someone "they don't look disabled," adding that:

It makes my blood boil! How does someone have to look to have a disability?

The TV personality said he was glad he took control of his temper and talked to the guy. He advised his followers to maintain calmness in a similar situation.

Paddy and Christine's motivation

The famous parents don't shy away from sharing their struggles when it comes to parenting their autistic kids.

Speaking to OK! Magazine, Paddy explained that "supporting each other is key," and added that getting and giving this support has been immensely helpful. Christine explained:

Accepting help is one of the best things I ever did to help me through. It just gives you a little glimmer of freedom.

Parents that cope with children who have peculiar challenges sometimes face judgment from ignorant people. But the McGuinness family is showing that rather than respond harshly, it's okay to control the situation and explain when you can.

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