A dad’s desperate search to replace his autistic son’s beloved “little blue cup” has ended – after the manufacturer stepped in to make a lifetime’s supply.

Marc Carter’s plea to find a replacement sippy cup for son Ben was retweeted more than 12,000 times.

The 14-year-old has only drunk from the double-handled vessels, which are no longer produced, since the age of two.

Tommee Tippee said it will produce 500 cups after it searched factories worldwide and found the original mould.

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Featured image from Marc Carter/BBC News.