This is a remarkable story.
Walter Marino and his twelve-year-old son Christopher, who has autism, were swept out to sea and had to tread water for fifteen hours before they were rescued.
It seems that, in some ways, Christopher's autism was actually an asset in helping him to manage the ordeal. Says Walter, “His lack of fear was calming to me. He was on an adventure — I mean, he was laughing. It was just a day in the ocean to him."
This morning, Matt Lauer interviewed the family on the Today show. I dare you to watch it without crying.