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FOX 10 viewer donates new tablet after original stolen from autistic boy

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -

A child with autism used a tablet computer to communicate and learn, but he had it stolen from him at Arrowhead Mall on Monday.

After FOX 10 did a story hoping to help him get it back, a viewer called offering to replace it.

4-year-old Ramsey can barely wait for mom to set up his brand new Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Once he gets his hands on it, all is well for the child who was diagnosed with autism two years ago.

"When he doesn't have it, he's anxious, he's stressed and when he does have it, as you can see, he's more--he's focused. It's almost like an outlet, especially with working on communication and working on things he struggles with. It really gives him something to focus on," said Mindy Well, Ramsey's mom.

Well said lessons have been especially tough ever since his Acer tablet was stolen at Arrowhead Mall Monday.

"He missed it yesterday during therapy. He had a really hard time during speech therapy without it. He was crying so he's much better now," said Well.

Ramsey can't talk, but his smiles and joyful sounds make it easy to tell when he's happy.

Ramsey didn't just get a new tablet on Saturday, he also made a new friend: a valley man who made the donation, but asks us not to share his name or show him on TV.

"It just makes us all very happy. We understand how electronics technology calm kids. It calms our 6-month-old baby sometimes and it just made us all very, very happy to see him calm, be at peace. Looks like he needs it right now," said the anonymous donor.

The donor was watching FOX 10 with his family when they decided collectively to reach out.

"He just looked adorable and we felt a lot of compassion for him," said the anonymous donor.

In a week well, a recent cancer survivor, experienced the worst and best in humanity.

"Just thank you, thank you a lot," said Well.

Ramsey adored his new gift and the person who gave it to him says he looks forward to the next situation where he can help someone in need.

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