MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Friendship Circle Miami provides an invaluable service, where teen volunteers are partnered with special needs kids, many of whom are autistic.

Amanda Lopez, 18, recently had the surprise of a lifetime as part of the organization’s re-imagined annual Heart and Soul gala.

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CBS4 photojournalist Peter Miranda captured the excitement.

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