Sam is a 17-year-old with Autism whose dream job is to be a barista. Chris is his manager and friend, who made this happen.
On Chris’ YouTube video he explained: “When he was offered a position to work at Starbucks Sam told his parents that for the first time in his life. That his life had real meaning. Sam was diagnosed with autism and like some people with autism Sam has a movement disorder. Sam has a hard time keeping his body still. Sam never thought that he would be able to work behind the bar because of his sudden movements but his manager Chris believed in him and got Sam to channel his movements into dance.”
Sam was first invited to Ellen’s show because of this video that went viral: