After Special Needs Man Was Found Wandering the Streets Without a Family, His Former Teacher Took Him In

After Special Needs Man Was Found Wandering the Streets Without a Family, His Former Teacher Took Him In

A 30-year-old man with special needs has been given a whole new lease on life thanks to his former teacher who he had not seen in years.

Two months ago, police found Chris Barrington wandering the streets of Gatesville, Texas. Since Barrington’s father had been struggling with late-stage leukemia, he had lost the ability to move, leaving him unable to care for his son.

Barrington, who can only function at the cognitive level of a 6-year-old, had been lost in the city for two days before he was picked up by police officers. He told the department that he had no other living family members—but he did remember the name of Michell Girard, his former junior high school teacher.

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