A 10-year-old Michigan boy named Colin came home from school and told his mother that she shouldn't plan a birthday party for him because he didn't have any friends and all of the kids at school make fun of him. Basically, kids are awful.
Colin's mom decided to take action to help her son realize that there are people who do and will care about him.
Colin, who has Asperger's, told his mom there would be no point in throwing a birthday party because all of the kids at school "don't like me" and "make fun of me."
That's when Colin's mom came up with a special surprise. She created a Facebook page called "Happy Birthday Colin" where people can leave birthday messages for Colin, and it's getting lots of attention.
His mother was hoping to keep the page a secret until March 9th, but that cat was probably let out of the proverbial back as soon as Colin's classmates started talking about seeing him on the news. The page has been liked more than a million times and the wall is littered with messages from complete strangers just looking to make a kid feel special on his birthday.
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. 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.