Aasher Liles and the guardian angel pic he took on his mum's mobile
Seven-year-old Aasher Liles, who has Down Syndrome and whose name is spelled with an extra A to reflect his extra chromosome, took the photo using mum Kerri's mobile phone on a flight home to Houston, Texas.
She was scrolling through her camera roll when she came across the astonishing image.
Aasher Liles took the photo from a plane window
We know he can see angels that surround him
Ms Liles, herself a photographer, wrote on her Facebook page: “We were flying back to Houston from Washington and my seven-yea-old, who's recently become obsessed with taking pictures with our cellphones, wanted to take some pictures out of the window after I had reached across him to take one myself.
“After he took a few dozen, I took the phone back and later went through the images to delete since my storage was getting low.
Aasher Liles at his home in Houston, Texas
“As I was deleting, I came across this one close to the middle of all of his cloud and plane wing pics.”
She told Chron.com: “We've known for a long time that Aasher has a sixth sense about others' needs. Whether it be a hug or a smile. He just seems to gravitate to strangers in need.
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“He will let us know when he sees something by pointing and flapping his arms like wings. So, we've known he can see angels that surround him.
“I do believe that he captured his angel out the window that day to bring him comfort in a rather bumpy takeoff.”