Little boy with “no friends” is wished a happy birthday by 40,000 people

When 10-year-old Colin told his mother he had "no friends", she was heartbroken. But, after she posted a plea on Facebook, something wonderful happened…


by Kayleigh Dray |
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The little boy was diagnosed with sensory processing disorders last year, which are similar to autism and Asperger's syndrome. In short, he finds it hard to make friends.

So when his mother asked him if he would like to have a party and celebrate his 11th birthday, she shocked when he replied that he had "no friends" to invite.

To help him overcome his insecurities, she created a Facebook page and posted this message:

"I am Colin's mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin's disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don't like him."

Via Facebook
Via Facebook

"So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn't a point because he has no friends.

"He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office.

"So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day."

She received over 40,000 responses.

Via Facebook

The outpouring of love from people all over the world has left this loving mother feeling absolutely delighted - we bet Colin will have a big smile on his face when he turns 11, on March 9th.

Say happy birthday to Colin via the Facebook page.

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