Autistic Man Wrote A Letter To Employers, Asking For A Chance "I Will Show Up Everyday"

Salena Harshini |Mar 18, 2021

An autistic man has been overwhelmed with job offers after he penned a heart-wrenching letter asking employers to "take a chance on me".

A handwritten letter from an autistic boy has made many tear up as well as smile these days. Ryan Lowry, 20-year-old, is a high school graduate from Virginia, USA. He himself wrote a cover letter to LinkedIn with the hope to start a career.

The honest letter

Last month, Ryan Lowry sent LinkedIn his letter, hoping to make a few connections and earn a job in animation or IT.

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Ryan Lowry, 20, penned the hand letter and uploaded a photo of it to LinkedIn last month.

In the viral earnest note, Ryan penned his message on lined paper and explained that he has autism. He also added that he is keen on technology and maths, has a “unique sense of humor”, and an enthusiastic work ethic.

Lowry wrote, "I realize that someone like you will have to take a chance on me, I don't learn like typical people do.

I would need a mentor to teach me, but I learn quickly, once you explain it, I get it. I promise that if you hire me and teach me, you'll be glad that you did. I will show up every day, do what you tell me to do, and work really hard."

Ryan Lowry Letter
The đeicated letter wins netizens and companies' hearts.

Since he shared the letter three weeks ago, his post has become viral on LinkedIn with over 6 million views and 180k likes. Moreover, he also elicited replies from the likes of Microsoft and Amazon.

Tracy and Rob Lowry, his parents, said they are more than proud of their son. They added that Ryan is scheduled to talk to representatives from multiple Fortune 500 companies in the forthcoming weeks.

Ryan Lowry And His Family
Ryan Lowry with his dear family.

His father told Today,

"Ryan is capable of so much.”

“The goal here for Ryan is independence. He can live in our basement for the rest of his life. We’d love it. But Tracy and I are going to die someday, and he needs to be able to live independently. We’re cautiously optimistic.”

Ryan Lowry is going to the new highs

Recently, he celebrated his 20th birthday. In fact, he is going to complete a post-graduate high school programme for children with special needs.

He is working at the SimplyBe coffee shop but once he graduates, the employment is due.

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The young man is finishing his high school study and is going to consider his job choices.

Dreaming of having a job in animation, the boy decided to write a cover letter after speaking with his father and younger brother. The dad told CNN,

"He was going to do it on his computer and his younger brother thought, 'Why don't you write it?'"

He said they also thought that having the letter posted on LinkedIn would be more effective than sending an e-mail.

Along with the plethora of comments that the post has received, Ryan Lowry has also been swamping in more than 2k connection requests. Countless people also offer to mentor him as well as many job offers.

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He currently works at a coffee shop. It was his dad and brother that encouraged him to write the letter by hand.

"LinkedIn actually shut Ryan down because there was so much activity, they thought something untoward was going on.”

Meanwhile, Ryan is said to be busy with getting his portfolio and resume together. The young man is confident that he will be able to land a career in animation one day soon.

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