Ashlee Buratti invited 16 kids to attend a birthday party for Glenn – her soon to be 6 year old son who has autism. None of them showed up on the day of the party.
“From the minute he woke up that day he wanted to know how many minutes until his friends came. None of the kids’ parents RSVP’d, but I was still holding on to the hope that some of them would show up,” the mom told the Osceola News-Gazette. “[It] never crossed my mind that it would be zero.”
A frustrated and heartbroken Ashlee then vented on a local Facebook group called the Osceola Rants Raves & Reviews List.
“I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son. We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came,”
What happened next is beyond what Ashlee could ever dream would happen. 15 kids and 25 adults showed up with gifts, the local Sheriff and Fire departement came by and even a photographer came to capture the moment.
“The amazingness of everybody coming together for someone that they didn’t even know, a kid that didn’t have anybody come to his birthday party —it warmed my heart.”
Photos: Facebook: john.buratti