This is Avonte Oquendo.
He is 14
He is Autistic
He cannot communicate verbally
and he has been missing for 11 days now.
There is a $70,000 reward for his safe return.
Anyone who sees him or has information is asked to call 800-577-TIPS.
If you live here in New York City, you can’t walk anywhere right now without seeing a picture of this little boy. It’s heartbreaking.
May he be found safe and returned to his folks who are no doubt suffering.
This isn’t a hoax people. His story has been on the news almost every night since his disappearance. I just watched the report a few seconds ago and thought I should share this on my dash.
If you live in this area, keep an eye out.
Remember, he is severely autistic and can not communicate and has no survival skills. He can not ask for help. He can not tell you his name or where he’s from. If you find him you are to get a hold of him so he does not wander away again until police arrive.
I saw all the posters all over the A train platform!!!!! Its REAL guys!!! This kid needs help!!!!
People of tumblr really disappoint me sometimes. This poor sweet child is DEAD. This post only got 57,480 notes. A picture of a naked woman would get thousands of notes. A silly cat picture gets thousands of notes. This poor child, lost, alone, unable to communicate, got a pathetic 57,480 notes. I don’t care what your blog is supposed to focus on, the fact that you can’t veer off topic and re-blog something to try to save a child…
This childs tragic death has prompted the feds to release funding to give tracking devices to children with Autism. More info can be found here.
Avonte Oquendo, rest in peace.