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article imageFlorida mom uses social media to get son to take out the trash

By Arthur Weinreb     Jun 28, 2016 in Internet
A mom had trouble getting her son to do his chores such as taking out the garbage. The 20-year-old was so engrossed on the Internet he never got around to it so his mother used social media to get his attention.
After failed attempts to get her son to take out the trash, the Florida mom decided to use social media to get him moving. And it worked.
The son, described by Elite Daily as having high-functioning autism, spent a lot of time on the Internet and obviously did not feel taking out the trash was a high priority. Despite being autistic, he graduated from college college with honours but becomes so engrossed on the Internet he did not pay attention to anything else. So his mother decided to send him a message on social media to get his attention.
The mom, known only as Kerri, posted a picture of the family's overflowing trash can on the site, Imgur. Imgur is a popular site for posting pictures and describes itself as having "the most viral images on the Internet." Along with the image of the can, Kerri wrote, "D, this is your mom. Please take out the trash."
Mashable reports the mom also wrote her son spends a lot of time on his phone and on Imgur and does not listen to her when she tells him to take out the trash. She asked people to help get her picture on the front page of Imgur so her son will be sure to see it.
It worked. She made it to the front page and at the time of this writing, her post had been viewed more than 260,000 times. There were over 550 comments, many telling D. to take the trash out. And he did. The 20-year-old was amazed his mom's first post on Imgur made it to the front page.
After the trash was taken out Kerri updated her post saying although she is not a "cool mom," she listens to her son and knows what his interests are and knows how to interact with him. She thanked the people who helped persuade him to take out the garbage.
And she posted a picture of the now-empty trash can.
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