Moving moment a non-verbal autistic child speaks for one of the first times ever - and says ‘Ho Ho Ho’

A 9-year-old who is autistic and non-verbal shocked his family when he whispered 'Ho Ho Ho' while looking at Christmas decorations - one of the only things he's ever said. Tommy Hunt, 9, had hardly said a word in his life due to being non-verbal autistic - until he uttered 'Ho Ho Ho' while he marvelled at local Christmas decorations. The video was taken while Tommy was out on a walk on 5th December in Benfleet, Essex, with his carer Caroline Faley, 36.