There have been a lot of great stories to come out of Guardians of the Galaxy, but this one just might be the best one. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn recently shared a Tumblr post from blogger Merry Weather Blue about how Drax the Destroyer inspired their younger brother who has autism.
In Guardians of the Galaxy, Drax has trouble understanding metaphors, which is also something that is common in children with autism. When the little brother saw Drax struggle with metaphors, he screamed, “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!”
Seeing a superhero similar to himself on the big screen inspired the younger brother, who has been quoting Drax lines from the movie, studying vocabulary test words, and telling everyone that he knows that people with autism can be superheroes.
Guardians of the Galaxy is currently playing in movie theaters everywhere.