Actress Holly Robinson-Peete has been a vocal advocate for Autism awareness for years in light of her oldest son RJ being diagnosed with the disease at age 3 and she shared a special moment with him at the L.A. Dodgers game on Wednesday evening.
Holly was in attendance for the game as part of Autism night, where she was also tapped to sing the national anthem. Her youngest son Roman shared this Instagram clip of his mother belting out "The Star-Spangled Banner" just before the first pitch was thrown.
A video posted by 😜😜 (@romanpeete) on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:26pm PDT
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The proud mom was later moved to tears when RJ, who works as a clubhouse attendant for the Dodgers organization, surprised her by coming out in a full Dodgers uniform before heading over to spend some time with the team in the dugout. Holly was overwhelmed with joy and shared how special it was for the family to see RJ in action at his job after being told by doctors that he would never be able to have a regular job or live on his own because of his Autism.
So tonight after I sang the national anthem for the Dodgers on autism night my son RJ-who is a clubhouse attendant for the Dodgers -came out and surprised us dressed in uniform and then got a chance to hang out in the Dugout with his boys!!! Words can't even describe what it means to me to have my son work for the Dodgers organization. How these men have embraced him melts my heart. ❤❤❤❤When he was 3 we were told he would never have a regular job and be able to live on his own. We are so grateful to the Dodgers for how they have embraced our son and are setting the example for corporate America to hire young people with Autism because they are valuable and amazing!! Our son went from having very few friends to a Dugout full of friends!! #ForPeetesSake
A video posted by Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) on Aug 9, 2016 at 8:20pm PDT
Holly recently celebrated 21 years of marriage with husband and retired NFL star Rodney Peete in June. The couple share four children together.