Kate Middleton Comforts Mother of Autistic Boy, Reminds Us That She's Awesome

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The UK doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, as it would be sort of weird to commemorate the day a bunch of religious fanatics fled their shores in a rickety boat just to crash into a rock a few hundred miles north of their destination two months later.

But that doesn't mean we can't pout out some gravy for out brother Brits who shan't be enjoying their own four-day weekend.

And while we're at it, let's take some time to offer thanks for the precious gift that is Kate Middleton.

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While the rumors that Kate is pregnant with baby number three are almost certainly bogus, she gives us plenty to be grateful for everyday.

Though her actual coronation may still be some time off, she still gives us plenty of reason to shout, "Yaaaaas, queen!"

Take Kate's actions at a recent children's charity event in London, for example.

Witnesses say a woman named Ceri Knapton was moved to tears while listening to her 13-year-old son, Ethan, describe how he uses his own struggles with Autism and Asperger Syndrome to raise awareness and educate others.

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“I vowed that I wouldn’t cry but was just overcome listening to Ethan," Knapton told reporters afterward.

"The Duchess just leaned over and said to me ‘I’ve got to give you a hug as a mum.’ I couldn’t believe it. It was such a kind gesture.”

Yes, you might not know this, but the royals don't have a reputation for being the most sentimental, approachable lot.

But Kate by all accounts, Kate seemed genuinely moved as she embraced the Knaptons and encouraged them to continue sharing their stories.

“It was a very difficult time but my diagnosis helped me to cope with what I was experiencing," Ethan said.

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"I decided that I wanted to speak out about it.There is no point in sitting back. I’d rather stand up and make a difference.”

Sources say Kate even spoke a bit about her own family, informing those in attendance that Prince George is into dinosaurs these days, with the T-rex being his favorite.

Sadly, she didn't offer any new details about Prince Harry's relationship with Meghan Markle.

Hey, it's a touching story, but we're still a gossip site, ya know?

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