Photo of Birthday Cake Decorated by Employee With Autism Goes Viral

A Michigan woman had a surprisingly sweet encounter with a grocery store employee who has autism, and her Facebook post about the encounter is going viral.

Lisa Sarber Aldrich, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, asked a worker at her local Meijer store to write a personal message on a birthday cake, and the worker obliged, according to a post on Aldrich's Facebook page.

The employee took a while to return, and when she did, Aldrich realized the "happy birthday" decoration wasn't quite what she expected.

Cashiers and managers went over to look at the cake when Aldrich got in line to pay.

"To my surprise, after they discussed it, one cashier put her arm on my shoulder and said, 'The girl who wrote that has Autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her — even though she's not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day,'" Aldrich wrote.

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