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    No one shows up for 6-year-old’s birthday party – then mom shares picture and the community steps up

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    For one youngster named Teddy, it was supposed to be the finest day of his life, but instead, it was a terrible experience. His parents wanted to take him to Lego Land or Disney World for his sixth birthday, but he preferred to celebrate with his pals. About two weeks before the big day, Teddy’s mother reserved a table at Peter Piper Pizza and handed 32 invitations to Teddy’s teacher to give to each student in the class. More than half of the parents of the children stated they would bring the kids to the celebration.

    Teddy’s mother Sia ordered a large pizza and made gift bags for her son’s buddies for his birthday. Despite everyone’s excitement for a fantastic time, not one of the classmates showed up. The companions were nowhere to be seen despite the family’s more than hour-long wait. Sia was devastated after this. She was inconsolable for her son, who was having a really difficult day on what should have been an enjoyable one.

    “I was disappointed, I was disappointed for sure,” Teddy’s father stated to the New York Post. Teddy found it sad that they hadn’t arrived one hour into the celebration because, to him, that was the most important thing. The parents sought to distract their son with games and arcades in an attempt to lift his spirits.

    To raise awareness that nothing like this should ever happen to anyone, Sia chose to snap a picture of Teddy and post it online. But she had no idea that the depressing picture of Teddy would become viral and garner so much attention. When she saw how much publicity it garnered, she even regretted posting it.

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    Source: Inside Edition

    Teddy received birthday wishes from hundreds of people, many of whom also sent gifts. The Phoenix Suns and the Phoenix Rising MLS team welcomed the family to their forthcoming games as part of their efforts to brighten Teddy’s day a little bit. Only one parent apologized to Sia on behalf of all the other parents who didn’t bring their kids to the celebration.

    Source: Inside Edition

    Even if this narrative left us feeling let down, it should serve as a reminder to exercise greater consideration and thoughtfulness.

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