THE story of autistic James Weir has brought out the best in people around the world.

The plight of the Bolton lad who doesn’t have any friends was highlighted online by his sister Lucy who wanted kind-hearted folk to send him a 21lst birthday card.

Thousands of people across the globe have pledged to do this and sent goodwill messages. Now, his family are “totally overwhelmed” by the massive support and no doubt James will enjoy it, too, in his own way.

It’s a real validation of genuine human kindness and a further look at the isolation autism often brings.