People Are Going Crazy Over Autistic TV Star’s Instagram

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Richard Lawrence is a man living with autism (more specifically, Asperger’s). He has made a few different appearances on The Undateables, a reality TV show that focuses on people with various conditions looking to find love.

He was a big star on the show. And now he’s a big star on Instagram, too, going by the username richardlawrence5870.

Though his account is relatively new—his first post was uploaded in November of 2017—Lawrence already has over 63,000 followers.

His posts are mostly videos, though their content varies. Sometimes he’ll post about the foods he makes and eats (and we’ve gotta say…his cooking looks pretty darned delicious!). Other times, he’ll take a more serious approach and talk candidly about his Asperger’s.

In any case, the people of the internet are falling in love with the content he produces. He gets comments like “My love for Richard will never leave me” (from user s.arahwilk) and “Richard can you be my bestie?” (from user ritaaaaa.x).

In several of his videos, he pairs up with his friend, Joe, who also happens to have ADHD. They’ll get into some pretty awesome conversations about life with disability.

For example, check out one of his videos below, in which Joe posits the idea that if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its entire life thinking that it’s stupid.

One thing’s for sure: whoever he ends up with someday will be one lucky lady!

Find Richard’s Instagram account here!

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A. Stout received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing through Grand Valley State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2015. In addition to being a passionate autism advocate, she is a member of various fandoms, a study abroad alumna, and an animal lover. She dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world someday.
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