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Every kid needs a Wingman, someone who's got their back, who will support them, stand up for them, and listen to them.

What is a Wingman?  In college a wingman was someone who helped you pick people up in a bar.  But these days a Wingman means a little bit more.

Dylan’s Wings of Change, a charity founded and operated by Ian and Nicole Hockley, parents of Sandy Hook victim, knows what a real Wingman is.  You see, Dylan was autistic.  He needed some extra help sometimes.  He needed friends to explain things to him.  He needed teachers and coaches to be patient, and give him directions in a way he understood.  He needed people to see all the love and kindness in him, not just his autism.

He needed a Wingman.

And he’s not the only one.  Every kid needs a Wingman, someone who’s got their back, who will support them, stand up for them, and listen to them.

That’s what the Dylan’s Wings of Change Wingman program is all about.

Wingmen know that they play a role in the happiness and success of others, and they go above and beyond to help.  They take pride in their community.  They lead, and empower others.  They lift people up.  They are dedicated.  They are kind.  They are helpful.

Are you a Wingman?

Below you’ll find some of my favorite quotes that embody the message of the Wingman program.  Click to tweet them out to your followers.  Share your own quotes, or just do something kind today.  Remember to use #iamawingman to show your support for Dylan and his legacy.

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. – Charles Dickens

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Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi

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A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. – Thomas Carlyle

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Any time not spent on love is wasted. – Torquato Tasso

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Love is love’s reward. – John Dryden

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When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. – John Ruskin

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Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. – Leo Buscaglia

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Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. – Plato

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With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa

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Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford

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Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent Van Gogh

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Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu
 
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I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community. – Lady Gaga
 
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You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. – Walter Hagen
 
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Love will find its way through all languages on its own. – Rumi
 
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All life is a manifestation of the spirit, the manifestation of love. – Morihei Ueshiba
 
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The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. – Albert Schweitzer

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For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. – Carl Sagan

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If you’d like to know more about Dylan’s Wings of Change, and what you can do to be a Wingman, please go to their website.  To donate, click here to go to their CrowdRise page.

 Every kid needs a Wingman, someone who's got their back, who will support them, stand up for them, and listen to them.

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