Sometimes good things come in small packages.

Small packages of yoda-shaped pasta.

This Vancouver Island family reached out and got an avalanche of love, support and PASTA.


Reed Botwright posted online that he was on the lookout for Star Wars KD for his 6-year old son who has Autism Spectrum Disorder — and is VERY fond of the pasta. When they couldn’t buy the special Mac and Cheese anymore in Nanaimo, they hit the internet to reach out to neighbours that might know how to find some.

Neighbours like William Shatner reached out.

William Shatner

So many people offered to send them a box — or even cases of Everett’s favourite food, that the family now has a lifetime supply of Star Wars KD!

Interview with Everett’s Dad, Reed Botwright:
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Interview - Reed Botwright -- Star Wars KD For Life For Son With Autism

Originally Aired: February 17, 2017

Good neighbours make the world a tiny, wonderful place.

It has begun…

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News stories about Everett:

New York Times – Autistic kid has best mac and cheese in the galaxy

CBC News – B.C. family seeks help finding special Kraft Dinner for autistic son, and Internet responds

Global News – ‘Star Trek’ actor helps get ‘Star Wars’ Kraft Dinner to B.C. boy with autism

HuffPost Parents – William Shatner Helps Boy With Autism Find ‘Star Wars’ Kraft Dinner

CHEK – Nanaimo boy’s family searching for Star Wars KD

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