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A group of students at Grain Valley North Middle School are about to make the day brighter for a boy who's just their age about 1,100 miles away. (KCTV5) A group of students at Grain Valley North Middle School are about to make the day brighter for a boy who's just their age about 1,100 miles away. (KCTV5)
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A group of students at Grain Valley North Middle School are about to make the day brighter for a boy who's just their age about 1,100 miles away. 

Jordan Davis, 11, is making a difference. 

She and her mother are about to mail off a stack of 110 letters to Christopher Cornelius in Rockaway, NJ.

Cornelius' story went viral after his father showed up for back to school night and took a picture of his son's worksheet. 

The worksheet listed some of his favorite things like pizza and soccer. 

But on the line where he was asked to list some of his favorite friends, he wrote "no one." 

Cornelius has autism and it was a devastating gut punch to his father, who took to Facebook to ask people to talk to their children. 

KMBZ's Dana Wright shared the story on Dana & Parks. That's where Tammi Davis and Jordan Davis heard it. 

"It really hit home because she's the same age and I can't imagine her feeling like she had no friends," Tammi Davis said.

Jordan originally told her mother she just wanted to write Christopher a letter. 

However, they decided to bump it up a notch by asking every sixth grader at her school to take part. 

"I've kind of been in that situation and it hit me," Jordan Davis said. "He's in our grade." 

The post went viral around the world and he is still asking parents to take the time to sit down and talk to kids about inclusion and compassion.  

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