A heartwarming hunt for a dress got an equally lovely sequel

A few weeks ago, a story went viral after a lady named Deborah Price made an appeal on behalf of her friend, whose daughter, Elsie, has autism and is very attached to one particular design of dress which had been discontinued by Next. To summarise what happened, the internet rallied round and came up with the dress in several sizes, giving Elsie and her mum some peace of mind for years ahead.

As if that weren’t heartwarming enough, there’s been another development Stand by your hankies:

Deborah reminded us of the back story.

Including what had seemed to be the happy ending.

Only, it wasn’t quite the ending after all …

Next had really come through.

There was icing on the cake …the kind of icing that brings a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye.

Now that’s a happy ending.

The touching sequel really got to people.


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