In December I posted a very inspiring story. For his bar mitzvah, Bedford Middle School 7th grader Jonathan Costello made a heartfelt video about his stutter.
It went viral. Stutterers of all ages found they had a voice.
Among those who saw it: Joe Biden.
His staff reached out to Jonathan. The former vice president — a stutterer himself — wanted to meet the young Westporter.
It happened a few days ago — in New Hampshire.
Jonathan and his dad Sean knocked on more than 30 doors for the campaign, before heading to a rally.
The presidential candidate was excited to meet the 13-year-old.
“They had a very heartfelt and touching conversation,” Jonathan’s mother Lauren reports.
“It ended with Biden asking for Jonathan’s phone number. What a moment!”
No word on whether Jonathan heads now to Nevada or South Carolina to help in the next caucus and primary.
Or whether he’ll just give advice by phone.