Pez sends candy to sweeten boy’s blues

A Norwegian boy with autism and a rare neurodevelopmental disorder has been sent a year’s supply of his favourite Hello Kitty Pez sweets by the Austrian company after his father searched for them via Facebook.

Pez sends candy to sweeten boy's blues
Markus Dalsveen, 7, suffers from Williams Syndrome. Photo: Private

Seven-year-old Markus Dalsveen suffers from Williams Syndrome, which means he has learning problems, attention deficit disorder, anxiety and phobias. He also suffers from an eating disorder, which makes him very selective about his food.

He was so upset that his favourite Hello Kitty Fizzy Hearts were no longer available in Norway that his father, Trond Dalsveen, appealed on Facebook to see if anyone could send him some – and his message finally came to the attention of Austria’s cult Pez brand.

"We really are overwhelmed by Pez’s offer to help our son! This will help us a lot and Markus will be so happy," Trond Dalsveen told The Local.

The design of the Hello Kitty boxes has changed since they were sold in Norway – which is an issue for Markus, but Pez are specially reprinting boxes with the old design just for him.

“Anytime he needs them Markus will be able to get a new order of goodies from us, a lifetime’s supply,” said Pez Marketing Director Gabriele Hofinger.

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