Friend’s autistic daughter only wears this dress. Don’t judge. Sometimes people can’t cope with certain stuff &it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things does it. Question is has anyone got this @nextofficial dress from 3yrs ago in age 11plus & if so can we buy them off you? pic.twitter.com/unQQeWWZma— Deborah Price (@deborahprice1) July 6, 2019
For a lot of users, Twitter is often a place we all turn to to let off steam when we're annoyed, frustrated, or feel wronged in some way and want to tell the world about it. But when used in a positive way — to crowdsource suggestions or help — it can feel like a tool with which lives become instantly connected. This is what happened when Deborah Price turned to the platform with what seemed like a shot in the dark.
"Friend's autistic daughter only wears this dress. Don't judge. Sometimes people can't cope with certain stuff & it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things does it. Question is has anyone got this @nextofficial dress from 3yrs ago in age 11plus & if so can we buy them off you?" Deborah wrote, beneath a photo of the dress. The reactions poured in. Not only were people digging in their closets to see if they had one, but the brand saw the tweet and immediately reached out to their merchandising team to see what they could do to produce a small run of the dress for the young girl. You have to go through all of the tweets, because they will really restore your faith in the world.
I don't have the dress, but if it would help I'd be happy to get some of the fabric (Is it just plain black T-shirt cotton?) and try to make a similar one for her.
— Sempronius MacDugong (@macdugong) July 6, 2019
I have it in size 12 or 13 I think.
— Katie Brand (@KtMBrand) July 6, 2019
My 12year old has got one in a size 12 years! If you send me your address we'll pop it in the post 😘 pic.twitter.com/0FQnPcQx7Q
— Nicole Arumugam (@NicoleArumugam) July 7, 2019
Hey Deborah, we have dropped this item from our range but we'd still like to help get this item for your friend's daughter. We can't guarantee it but we will try our very best to contact the supplier and see if we can produce a few more batches of this dress.
— Next (@nextofficial) July 6, 2019