Parents thank Twitter users for helping them find discontinued Postman Pat video for their autistic son

The parents of a severely autistic teenager have praised “the kindness of complete strangers” after Twitter users helped them find a discontinued Postman Pat video to give him as a Christmas present.

James and Cindy Dutton, from Ruislip in west London, took to social media after son Thomas, 19, asked for Postman Pat’s Prize Postbag on VHS on his handwritten gift list.

“Thomas is autistic with severe learning disability, and finds the written word easier than speaking to express himself,” they said in a statement.

“It’s only been the third Christmas that he has really been aware of being

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