Any parent can tell you that organizing a child’s birthday party isn’t a “piece of cake.” It’s hard work, but it’s worth it just to see that huge smile on your kid’s face when they are having fun with all their friends.
But when Ashlee Buratti, from Florida, sent out 16 invites for her son’s 6th birthday party, she never would have believed that she would get back zero replies.
However, Ashlee went ahead and held the party in the hope that someone would show up. Sadly, no one did.
Her son Glenn, who is mildly autistic and suffers from epilepsy, tried his best to hide his tears but Ashlee knew how heartbroken her son was over it. So, she decided to take to social media with an emotional plea.
“He was so devastated when he realized no one was coming to his birthday party that he refused to smile,” Ashlee told ABC News. “He tried to hide the fact that he was crying by pinching the bridge of his nose.”
Glen had invited all 16 of his kindergarten classmates to his birthday party, but not one child came to celebrate.
His mom then sent this desperate online plea:
“I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son,” Ashlee wrote on Facebook. “He keeps asking ‘when will my friends get here?’”
Her post quickly went viral, and within an hour guest started to arrive from all over!