4-year-old has a truly unforgettable day at his happy place. And no, it’s not Disney World or Chuck E. Cheese.

Jaxon Maples. Photo by Michelle Cramer
Jaxon Maples. Photo by Michelle Cramer (Eternal Image Photography)

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Jaxon Maples is a 4-year-old boy with autism, and many days, he has trouble communicating and speaking clearly. But there is one place where those things aren’t a problem for him.

And no, we’re not talking about Disney World, an amusement park or a toy store.

“When it comes to Lowe’s, he can talk clear as day,” said Shauna Rippee, Jaxon’s mother. “That’s his happy place.”

Rippee said her son was diagnosed with autism when the boy was 18 months, and right around that time, his interest was piqued by spinning objects.

When Jaxon went to a Lowe’s store and saw the fans section, it was like love at first sight.

Jaxon went on to become intrigued by washer and dryers and their spin cycles, and he studied the machines at his house extensively.


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