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Boy with Downs Syndrome thrilled when 50 trick-or-treaters show up after mums appeal

A mums heartfelt appeal for trick-or-treaters to visit her disabled son on Halloween led to dozens of people..

By admin , in England , at November 2, 2018

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A mums heartfelt appeal for trick-or-treaters to visit her disabled son on Halloween led to dozens of people showing up at their door to make his night.

Daniel Wingfield, who has Downs syndrome and autism, loves dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters on his doorstep.

But sadly, in previous years, he barely got any visitors.

A mum made a heartfelt appeal for trick-or-treaters to visit her disabled son on Halloween - and the response she got was amazing. Halloween superfan Daniel Wingfield, who has Down's syndrome and autism, loves dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters on his doorstep. Caption: Daniel loves Halloween

Daniel Wingfield, who has Downs syndrome and autism, loves dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters on his doorstep (Picture: Derby Telegraph/BPM MEDIA)

His family said that Daniel, 26, would sit at the bottom of the staircase clutching his bowl of sweets ready for callers to knock at the door.

In the past, they had to take it in turns to wear masks and pretend to be the trick-or-treaters themselves so that he would not be too disappointed.

However, this year Daniels mum and aunt decided to put an appeal on social media for trick-or-treaters to visit the family home.

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The Facebook post, which was shared over 150 times, explained that Daniel does not have many visitors on Halloween and any trick-or-treaters would make his night.

A mum made a heartfelt appeal for trick-or-treaters to visit her disabled son on Halloween - and the response she got was amazing. Halloween superfan Daniel Wingfield, who has Down's syndrome and autism, loves dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters on his doorstep. Caption: Sharon's post

His mum and aunt put up an appeal on social media for trick-or-treaters to visit their house (Picture: Derby Telegraph/BPM MEDIA)

A mum made a heartfelt appeal for trick-or-treaters to visit her disabled son on Halloween - and the response she got was amazing. Halloween superfan Daniel Wingfield, who has Down's syndrome and autism, loves dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters on his doorstep. Caption: Sharon and Daniel

Daniel with his mum (Picture: Derby Telegraph/BPM MEDIA)

And when the night came Daniel had more than 50 trick-or-treaters come to his door in Belper, Derbyshire – something mum Sharon Robins described as fantastic.

She said: Daniel loves Halloween. We do up the house every year and get dressed up to get him involved. But he doesnt like going trick-or-treating, he likes people to come to the house.

For the last few years there havent been many people come round and he gets upset. He sits at the bottom of the stairs waiting for people.

And last night people came, he was loving it. He cant talk fluently but he can say Happy Halloween.

A mum made a heartfelt appeal for trick-or-treaters to visit her disabled son on Halloween - and the response she got was amazing. Halloween superfan Daniel Wingfield, who has Down's syndrome and autism, loves dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters on his doorstep. Caption: Daniel's home decorated for Halloween

More than 50 people showed up outside their house (Picture: Derby Telegraph/BPM MEDIA)

A mum made a heartfelt appeal for trick-or-treaters to visit her disabled son on Halloween - and the response she got was amazing. Halloween superfan Daniel Wingfield, who has Down's syndrome and autism, loves dressing up and greeting trick-or-treaters on his doorstep. Caption: Sharon's post

Mrs Robins said she didnt tell her son more people would be coming to the house in case they didnt show (Picture: Derby Telegraph/BPM MEDIA)

Mother-of-three Mrs Robins, who cares for Daniel full time, said she didnt tell her son more people would be coming to the house just in case they didnt show.

But she said it was so nice to see the smile on Daniels face as more people turned up at the door – emptying the sweet bowl and 40 party bags she had made.

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She said: I didnt know if people would show up or if they were just saying they would. It was so nice for them to follow up on what they put (online).

If youre not used to it, someone with Downs can be daunting for little kids.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to come and see Daniel and make his night.

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