No One Showed Up to This Autistic Boy’s Birthday Party, So the Internet Stepped It Up

Venting about your problems and airing out all your grievances on social media is not a practice a lot of people value, and we’ll admit we’ve doled out a few eye rolls when we’ve seen our friends openly talking about their problems online.

However, there are a few instances when we’re totally behind the idea. One glowing example is the recent story of a youngster whose mom turned to Facebook to share her disappointment over something she was experiencing and received a response much greater than anything she could have anticipated.

Ashlee Buratti put together a party for her son’s sixty birthday party and invited all 16 of his classmates. But according to TV station WKMG, when the big day came none of the kids showed up.

Understandably upset over the absence of a turnout, she vented in a Facebook group called Osceola Rants, Raves and Reviews list, saying “I know this might be a something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son.” She explained the situation and said “He keeps asking ‘when will my friends get here?’”screenshot-600

The page has 10,000 members, so it started to pick up traction and soon enough cars started arriving at the house, with gift-bearing people who were more than happy to celebrate young Glenn’s birthday.

The post even reached the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department and the fire department and that’s when things really got exciting. They showed up at the party with police dogs and a fire truck. And as though that wasn’t enough, they even flew a helicopter over the house. In other words, Glenn had the coolest birthday party and six year old can have and those friends who didn’t show up, missed out on a great time.

“It just warmed my heart” the mom told reporters, sharing that she’s a little worried about how she’ll top it next year.helicopter