A wildfire destroyed Mark Orsillo’s home and his beloved movie collection, but strangers from across the country are helping the 34-year-old man with Down Syndrome rebuild the collection. Orsillo’s sister Danielle Devine says his DVDs are his hobby, so she reached out on Facebook to see if anyone wanted to donate some to replace the 300 or so lost in the fire.
“He is an OCD movie collector and lost hundreds of movies,” she writes. “This is very hard for him.” And within hours, strangers were commenting on her post with the titles of movies they were sending. He now has close to 400 DVDs and Devine expects the collection could grow to a thousand in the next few weeks.
“Mark is just the most loving person you’ll ever meet,” his sister explains. “He doesn’t have any bad days, he forgives everyone very easily and never gets offended. It’s almost like the love is being returned to him a million times over, and he deserves it more than anybody.”