Mom creates Facebook page for friendless son’s birthday

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Colin, the subject of the Facebook page, "Happy Birthday Colin" created by his mother.

Colin, the subject of the Facebook page, “Happy Birthday Colin” created by his mother.

When a Michigan mom heard her 10-year-old son say he didn’t want a birthday party because he didn’t have any friends to invite, her surprise solution went viral. The Facebook page is called “Happy Birthday Colin” and her goal was for people to send birthday greetings.

Here is her message when she started the page on Feb. 2:

“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.”

There’s still time to wish Colin a happy birthday on the Facebook page here.

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