An autistic four-year-old who grew out of his favourite Aldi wellies shows off a brand new pair that the supermarket made for him.

Sammy Stott got blisters after squeezing his size 11 feet into the size nine penguin boots for two years because the range was no longer on sale.

Mum Hannah Brooks, 30, contacted Aldi asking if they could source any bigger ones and a customer services agent told her: “I’m going to try to do everything I can to make this happen.”

Hannah said: “In the end, Aldi had some wellies manufactured especially for Sammy.

Sammy is delighted that he can wear his penguin wellies again

“They had to create new moulds and do safety checks, just for this pair.”

Sammy, of Wickham Bishops, Essex, suffered increasing pain from the boots as his feet grew but his sensory condition meant he hated the feel of any other footwear.

Worried Hannah and her partner Adam, 36, launched an appeal on social media to see if anyone had a larger pair they would sell. They wrote to Aldi asking for help in March.

Sammy’s personal penguin wellies arrived in the post on Wednesday, with a letter from Aldi, plus sweets, toys and arts and crafts supplies.

Aldi no longer sold the same range of penguin wellies in its stores
Hannah made a desperate appeal to track down the wellies

The letter read: “Dear Sammy, your mummy contacted us as she has been desperately trying to find you a shiny new pair of penguin wellies.

“We’ve worked our magic and in this box is a new pair for you in a bigger size, with a few other treats.”

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Hannah said: “Sammy was over the moon when he opened the box.

“I was worried that even with them looking the same, new ones could take some getting used to. But he put them on straight away.”

An Aldi spokeswoman said: “We are thrilled to have helped bring a smile to Sammy with his specially made wellies.”