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Gerald Hamilton sent out 30 birthday invitations to his second grade classmates. 12 RSVPd “Yes,” and Gerald was ecstatic! He patiently waited for his 12 buds to show up to the party before he blew out the candles on his birthday cake, but unfortunately, no one came. His grandmother took to Facebook to vent her frustration.

It reads:

“I’m going to vent right now. My grandson who is in second grade and has had at least 5 skull expansion surgeries, is slower then the other kids in his class. However, he is the kindest, most compassionate kid I know. His mother sent 30 invitations to his class. 12 said they were coming. At, 3 o’clock he made sure his goodie bags were ready for his friends, he was dressed and ready to party. At 5:00 p.m. he was still sitting there not wanting to cut his cake because one person might show up. When my daughter called the 12 parents to find out what was going on. Here is their response. My child can’t play with yours he is just to different. How sad he is 9 he just wants to have friends. So no one came, no cards, no presents. So, it is my mission to have as many cards as I can mailed to my little guy. You can send them to me and I’ll make sure he gets them….this breaks my heart.
Gerald Hamilton
c/o Amelia Lara
238 Main Street
Hobart, IN 46342″

The good people of the Internet, who also share the same compassion as Gerald, read and responded Amelia’s post. They have united and sent Gerald over 1000 birthday cards and awesome presents.

Some even sang “Happy Birthday” to the lucky boy.


All Photo courtesy of Amelia Lara via Facebook

This turned out to be a great birthday after all. Tell us in the comments, what was the best gift you’ve received?