Lowe’s made 4-year-old with autism an honorary associate, here’s why:

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Jaxon Maples, 4, has been obsessed with fans since he was a baby.

Even before his family knew he had autism, Jaxon’s parents would put him underneath a ceiling fan to help him calm down and stop crying.

As he got older and was able to crawl and walk to the laundry room, Jaxon’s obsession expanded to include the washer and dryer. 

Then one day young Jaxon discovered the appliance section at Lowe’s. He’s insisted on visiting the home improvement store several times a week ever since.

Jaxon Maples, 4, has autism and loves coming to Lowe's to play with the washers, dryers and fans. Last weekend he was made an honorary Lowe's associate at the location in south Springfield. Along with the red vest, the manager hooked Jaxon up with all sorts of Lowe's swag.

If the family is driving somewhere but doesn’t have time to stop at Lowe’s, Jaxon’s mom said, they have to plan their routes so they don’t pass a Lowe’s store.

“It’s kind of crazy because my son has never been attracted to what a lot of kids are interested in, like going to Chuck E. Cheese or Incredible Pizza,” said mom Shauna Rippee. “He wants to go to Lowe’s.”

Sorry, Menard’s and Home Depot.

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Jaxon only likes to visit Lowe’s.

“When you have a child who is autistic and he is on the spectrum, he can have massive meltdowns,” Rippee said. “We are so thankful that we know how to calm him down before it gets into a really bad situation. We just get in the car and go to Lowe’s.”

Rippee recently reached out to Lowe’s corporate office, asking if she could get a red Lowe’s vest for Jaxon. The corporate office forwarded Rippee’s request to management at the Lowe’s location in south Springfield.

Manager Marty Davis and his team did more than just order Jaxon a red vest.

Jaxon Maples, 4, has autism and loves coming to Lowe's to play with the washers, dryers and fans. Last weekend he was made an honorary Lowe's associate.

They made Jaxon an honorary associate on Saturday and gave him a Lowe’s bucket full of Lowe’s swag.

“My team was really inspired by his story and his connection to Lowe’s,” Davis said. “We tried to make it a special day for him. There’s so much going on in this world right now. He made our Saturday at Lowe’s.”

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