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Mom spreads message of blue Halloween buckets for autism awareness

Posted at 11:27 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 11:27:30-04

(WTXL) — A mother's Facebook post explaining blue Halloween buckets is going viral.

Kids will take to the streets across the country on Oct. 31 for trick-or-treating, but one mom's Facebook post is explaining why some may see some different color pumpkins or candy buckets this Halloween.

In her post, Omairis Taylor explained that her 3-year-old son has autism and is nonverbal.

Last year, she says welcoming candy givers would wait for her son to say ‘trick or treat’ in order to get a piece of candy, leaving her to explain the situation at each and every home they visited.

"This year we will be trying the BLUE BUCKET to signify he has autism. Please allow him(or any other person with a BLUE BUCKET) to enjoy this day," she wrote in the post, "and don’t worry I’ll still say TRICK OR TREAT for him, ill get my mom candy tax later. This holiday is hard enough without any added stress. Thank you in advance.”

Since making the post public, it's gotten more than 31,000 reactions and 121,000 shares.

Specially colored Halloween buckets aren't new to the scene. The ‘Teal Pumpkin Project’ was started in 2012, with the teal-colored pumpkins meant to indicate that homes are handing out non-food treats for kids with allergies.