Nobody showed up at this little boy’s birthday party, but what happened next will warm your heart
ST. CLOUD, Fla. — A community rallied around a 6-year-old boy with autism after nobody came to his birthday party.
Glenn Buratti’s mom told WKMG that she invited everyone from his class, but nobody showed up.
“To see the look on his face killed me inside,” Ashlee Buratti said.
Ashlee said her son Glenn was devastated. So she turned to Facebook where she wrote a post about how badly she felt for him.
Almost immediately, people she didn’t even know started responding. Soon, kids and their parents started arriving.
The post also caught the eye of the Osceloa County Sheriff’s Office who sent their own gift — a flyover from the sheriff’s helicopter.
“One of our friends put him up on his shoulders and Glenn just smiled the whole time and waved. It was amazing,” said Ashlee.
The county’s gift rolled over to the next week when sheriff’s cars, police dogs, fire trucks and more all paid him a visit.
The deputies had also pooled their own money and bought Glenn some gifts. Ashlee said the response from a single post on Facebook has been overwhelming, but it restored her faith in the human spirit.
“The amazingness of everybody coming together for somebody that they didn’t even know. A kid that didn’t have anybody come to his birthday party. It warmed my heart,” she told the station.