The Buddy - Everyone Saw This Autistic Boy As A Misfit, One Classmate Saw A Friend // Viddsee.com



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Hidayat is an 8-year-old boy tasked to be a buddy to his classmate, Tam, and finds that he is frightened by Tam's erratic behaviour. Despite having Tam's parents and teachers dismiss him as reclusive and "weird", Hidayat chooses to accept Tam as different and tries to understand his behaviour and the two develop special relationship.Although Tam's condition is not explicitly stated, the film addresses the topic of autism, and the lack of knowledge behind this disorder, especially in the 90s. Delivered in the spirit of acceptance, the film aims to portray the innocence of childhood, and centers on Hidayat’s dilemma in doing the right thing for his friend.Directed by Jason Lee (Singapore)Director's Statement:No two autistic persons go about things in exactly the same way and it is incontrovertibly unjust to label them as a mere category. Just like any other individual, they have the ability to experience emotions and to give affection. In 'The Buddy', we see Tam, a primary school boy, who builds a friendship with Hidayat, his classmate-buddy. The friendship is innocent, pure and genuine.Help us SHARE this film!



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- Gacha Pikachu -
What blue liquid were they drinking omg
A Human
This is beautiful. My sister has autism and most people see her as a *’monster’* it upsets me so much. I’ve been going through depression because of bullying but there’s a reason why I’m mentioning it. When I was born I had 2 older sisters, one of them my sister with autism. She seemed to of had a ‘target’ or ‘victim’ and oh boy, it was me. At first it wasn’t obvious she would end up bullying me. She would play with me or pretend I was a doll and treat me all nicely, but as we got older she started to let her anger out on me. It came to the point where she was cussing at an innocent 6 year old, but I live through it and let it happen. Me and my family have no control of it but I don’t mind, and anyway it’s not only her where the bullying is coming from. As long as she is happy as herself and having a good life. Although I get many suicide thoughts, I know it will get better someday and I have my friends by side. I hope you have a great day.
ANCY SEBASTIAN AR
Thank god my school is not so strict\nAnd my mom do not beat me😅
ARMY T
*CHILD* *ABUSE* *ALERT!!*
AdamUltraGamer
Yes I agree some autistic kids can be OK like this dude but when you go to a public school and they disrupt the lesson it piss’s me off also one of the autistic kids in my class said your dog is dead to me so I just lost it and started screaming at him and he wasn’t punished for what he said but I was I know I shouldn’t be screaming but what do you expect he said your dog is dead and this other autistic kid has a mental break down every lesson so it disrupted my learning so I don’t agree with kids with special needs in main public schools
Andrea Ong
Okay... does anyone care about the abusive way Tam's mother treated him?
Arwa Faiz
The short film made me cry it was so sad but I felt happier at the end
Asha Nair
6:23 was 😍😍😍😍
Athan Goh
If only the Mother realised earlier that Tam had autism 😭😭😭😭
Azhari Akid
BOON LAY GARDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL THATS MY SCHOOL!!
BaconDoesStuffz
Taufik Hidayat????!!!!!
Berry Playz
He is like a brother to tam no lies
Bianca’s Life
I Have a best friend Named ayla. I met her in second grade And she is my first real friend. I found her staring At me and following me everytime, But at recess I found out that she does that Cause she wants To have a friend and she follows me cause she knows That the bully follows me, so she protects me.I dont know why But People see’s ayla in a different way, People dont get why i play with her cause they say ayla is a weirdo. Well Im also a weirdo Myself so i ignore them. One day we had a test and ayla got the highest score. Than at 3rd grade a new kid Become “ Best friends” with ayla. I was not sad im happy cause she had a friend But... The new kid just wants ayla cause she’s smart, she wants good scores. She never lets me play with ayla since then 😭 So Now ayla felt betrayed And she ran to me And hug me and she say Shes thankfull to have me 💞 She Is Like a sister to me ♥︎♥︎♥︎
Bob Wuz Here
Good friends :D\n\n\n\n\nThe answer was 495 my dude
Bollywood fan
So sad
Boo Time
I'm not crying my eyes are just sweaty
Caitlin Walley
My brother has chromosome disorder and ppl treat him like dirt and I just say he’s different and that makes him unique and more intelligent than us in a way
Dannynightmare
I have an older Brother with autism too but it’s just mild autism. Even though he has a little trouble communicating, he has a superior memory in which he can remember things from so Long ago. He is also very patient and kind. He only gets mad when provoked and he is always diligent during class and in his homework. Personally after spending my whole life with him, I feel that all an autistic kid needs is to be understood and supported. :D
Diyyannah Diyyannah
Boon lay garden primary school
Dragon-Steel YT
My friend since pre-K was my first friend until I met MORE! But now she’s like a brat. XD
E. Cui
He drew spiders! XDDD This is so funny!
Eunwoo X Jungkook
Tam should not be pushed over he’s been getting Scars that’s not very nice to push someone I have a friend just like tam I have been his friend for 5 years he likes to draw like tam I invited him to my birthday party and he came he said he hasn’t been in a birthday party when I have him some paper he drew me I was shocked and happy
Evan Sandy
It is a happy story not a sad story
Evanthehero333 L.
That boi is literally just like me I always draw stuff in my book instead of doing work lol
FARDIZ2250
I thought spider have 10 legs :v
Farhat Shamsi
Very beautiful film
Froozy Music
God damnit mum stop cutting onions...
Funtime with Aliyah
This was a cute short movie
Gomez Miguel
Wen I was grade three I had a best friend and he is paralized and he was my best best friend so its good to make friends with a disabled kid
Harlion
My brother has autism and I don’t tear up at many things but this was so good I nearly did! I can’t begin to imagine how hard it must be to be so misunderstood, especially if you didn’t have the loving core that my brother has had. Great film, encapsulates autism perfectly.
Hush Rain
I love the video and the message! Everyone's talking about the caning and abuse, and yes I believe Tam's parents might've gone too far as the canning is very visible and obviously very horrible in the video. It is also understandable that it's because the parents weren't aware of his condition and thought that he acted this way as a normal child without any mental illnesses, which is misbehaving and this is usually not tolerated in asian families(?) \n\nAlso caning is(was?) quite normal for us Asians? In Singapore/Malaysia at least, we've been caned in our years of childhood as discipline. I know this from experience and stories we share among friends.\n\nCaning also happens not only at home but in school. I've witness public caning in my primary/middle school years, and it was a thing in my high/secondary school. I remember getting canned often due to low grades for exams or even weekly spelling tests. I've had friends go to worse schools, with even the teachers bullying students. Suicide among teenagers.. It happens, due to bullying or stress to get all 'A's.
Hyper Gaming TH
Hidayat is my real name in real life but alot people call me Hyper or dylan
Irin Ng
Aww the buddy is so kind to him
I’m Cool
This makes me cry too much😭😭😭😭😢😢😢
JOSE ORNELAS
That problem was easy!\n\n\n\n\n\nIt never said that they're children!
Jean Carllete Bieber
what are their real names?
Jovent Mo
Singapore needs more emphasise in this area. I am really happy that this video was made to let more people know how people in the Autism Spectrum behaves. \n\nThey are not scary, not violent, they know who is true to them, and they will reciprocate when be treated with respect and sincere love. My little boy is autistic, but I love him more than anyone in this world. Without his existence, mine would be futile. \n\nKudos again, to the team that made this video. Well done!
Judy Leong
A spec of light In an infinite darkness (hope)
Justinov03 XxX
The boy who pushed him probably can't even catch the ball himself
Kong Ann Lim
im from california im a girl my name is fluttershy i want to be a friendship queen be kind be good
Kpop Love
I didn't cry but this is so so.......😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
L3
Well, I may not have autism, but I'm an introvert. So I kinda relate to this kid.
LOL LOL
He Just Fell And Have SO MANY SCARS!!!!!\nOh Wrong His Mom Beat Him
LandonRB DUCKSQUAD
The kid and his buddy loved each other because they helped each other and hugged each other
Laurdiy 2
so so cute
Lovely Anna
I dont even think that they know he was autistic
Lps and Pony’s
I am studying in that school too
Lyra nguyen
That sound like a fun school
Madison Hardin
This boy is so careful for him. I have an autistic friend his name is taylor. He is about 21 and he helps our football team. He brings joy to my heart, he is the sweet kid anyone could ever imagine. He has a sickness right now but he's getting better.
Madison Thomas
People with Autism see the world very differently I understand because I have autism, bipolar and ADHD
Marissa Nortado
most people who got this disorder are intelligent ..when anyone treat them good they will be very calm..but if others bully them thats the time they will become wild..they actually needs attentions
Mauricio Gonzalez
I think this takes place in Indonesia.
Md Rahmat Alam
Very said video👏👏👏
Memes 5252
The people with any sort disorder deserve to be understood to be included in anything not be set aside from the world
MlgSavageCake _
I lost my best freind after I moved and to this day i still misss him and I hope he won’t forget about me
Mon Bon
These kids are such good actors.
MooCow_Gamez
I have an autistic friend but it’s not major like some people but when I first met her I found her a little bit annoying but I wanted to be her friend though because her whole schooling life she was bullied well that is until she came to my school and she’s know one of my bestest friends and she is so kind and caring and to be honest half the time I forget that she has autism because iv grown so use to her and I love her so much (as a friend though) and I couldn’t imagine my life without her
Moonstone Vc
Wait.... this was a real story!!!???!\ni thought it was only a make up to raise awareness about autism gosh this was life changing... also i subscribe cause im new to this channel
Mr Bleach
Oh no...\n\n\n\n\nHe draws better spiders than me
Nathan ZOOO
That boy has a great gift and protected by god and gaved him a loyal freind
Oliver gwr 1995 Thomas the tank engine fan
I have autism and glad that I get lots of help
Phoenix_ Gamer360
Chinese kid sign with an Asian kid LOL
PikaGirlXYZ
Damn 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😢😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😭😢😭😢😢😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😢😭😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😭😢😢😭😭😢😢😭😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😭😢😢😭😢😭😭😢😢😭😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭
Potato e
I also have an autistic friend! I have been her buddy for 3 years now. She is very very smart. But at times she just goes crazy, she would scream and shout running along the corridors . She liked to hug and hold my hand. Actually even though people like Tam are different, there are still human. Treat them like how you want to be treated.
Qiqi Awesome *gag*
I had a buddy, two actually. One when I was young and she had to take care of me, and one who I had to take care of. None of them remember me.
Ramela Tomatoes
So we're just gonna ignore the child abuse :/
Rihanna Tajo :p
Who just realise the Man teacher has bad hand writing
RoseIsNotAFlower
I've got a pretty weak type of autism so it isn't as much of a problem for me but school has always been a pain. I couldn't (and still cant) pay attention for long period of times, that mixed with my ADHD made it impossible at times. I also only think about stuff in logical ways, so if anything seems illogical to me I just wouldn't do it.
Rūta Mažunaitytė
I have an autistic toddler, 3 years old. He doesn't talk and I don't understand him when he feels pain. I love him but sometimes I feel lost as I don't know how to get through him and often wonder if he will have friends, if he will be okay older. He is really cute and happy child and so easy to love but I really want to know how to educate him.
SCARLET THE HOPE
all the question are so easy it k1
Saachi Agarwal
A Best friend I have ever seen
Sanjukta Kar
ok youtube i will watch it
Scoovy
I am autistic also and I have a whole SQUAD of friends
Sky and Cloud :3
God I’m similar\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nI hate word problems
Smol Jimin
im autistic and this made me cry :(
Sophal Yim
9:19 don’t worry tam the awnser is 494
Sshukoo_ :3
My story:\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nI have the most bestest Friend in the whole entire world when we were small,we are the bestest besties her name is Dorothy she is the best of all but one day when my Friend met a Friend they were now close I am 2grade now I sit beside a bully she bullied me she keep asking me to pick up her things and everything but she was scared off my Sister shuzo she is in 5 or 4 grade I forget but yeah a girl name was Yu Jun wait idk(I don’t know) how to spell her name so yeah sorry.So Yu Jun stole my friendship with Dorothy :(. -sigh- but we sometimes play with each other. That is my story Thank You For Reading.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\u003c3 :)
Tanweer Tofy
I am like you in my chilhood😭😭😭😭
The Cringe God
4:07 get this man a grammy, he deserves it 🤧
The Useless name / SKLH_2012
I’m autistic, I wish I had a friend like that, everybody treats me like an outcast
Titlesoner
Beautiful story I have autism and I had a best friend who helped me feel happy and less lonely at school
VAULT BIOY 111
Kids with mental disorders lika autism are often misjudged and it's very wrong\n\n Every kid should have the chance to be treated kindly\n No matter who it is
Vianney Gonzalez
Put your hand up if you are the one cutting onions!.
Vincentius Deven
4:14 - 4:15 \nRoasted!!! And Busted!!!
Weasel
13:12 ''My husband and I, we just wanted what was best for our son. We didn't know'' \nWhat, so they thought caning him was the answer! :-/
Wendy Baillarg
I am autistic and I am an expert at cars
X Bread X
I’m crying....
ZI CHUN TOK
fyi that is my school
Ziggy
😶.... People with disorders want to praise the director and actors right now ! Spot on and amazing at looking into the eyes who are considered different.
Zulfaqar Mohd
the funny thing is that he bleeds so fast!
alina0111 Playz
I have autism but I hide it when I’m in public XD
batoul kanaan
they are like the brothers
hh Gamer
at first i hated him , but then i realized that he is a great kid
jake paul
This was recorded at boon lay garden primary school.\nAt my recess time.the director shouted at us for talking during recess.
last channel
This is so sad i\
ravenclawgal
Who else tried to do the sums in the tests? 😅😄
shuha ____ diary
My son is 8 years old, an autistic kid with ADHD. I'm glad that I came across this video by accident and gotta tell you that this video is so brilliant! As a single parent myself, honestly everyday is different, challenging and unpredictable. Sometimes i feel like i'm in a war with myself, sometimes idk how to handle him, sometimes i'm so lost.. but then again I've learned so much from my son since day 1. And he is the reason why I feel strong. He still has a lot of difficulty to adjust to his morning school, bcoz like this video.. Even some teacher don't really 'understand' about his condition and they expect him to be like other kids but yeah.. It's hard to educate people, even to ask for their empathy and understanding. Its okay. My only hope is for me to give him the best i can.. Thanks again for such an inspiring and beautiful story. Love from Malaysia ❤❤
super herow super laser
EVERYONE GET BEHIND THE CRY BARRIER
Hidayat is a good friend