GOOD NEWS 1 MILLION Likes on Facebook Page for Boy Who Said He Had No Friends
A heartwarming story was shared with us this morning on Fox and Friends First out of Kalamazoo, Michigan, where a mother's Facebook page for her son's birthday has gone viral. And we mean really viral, since it has just surpassed 1 million "likes."
The woman, named Jennifer, created the "Happy Birthday Colin" page after asking her son about having a party for his 11th birthday next month. He said he didn't want to because he doesn't have any friends.
According to a report from WOOD-TV, Colin was diagnosed last year with a sensory processing disorder and another disorder similar to autism and Asperger syndrome. His mother said the effects make it hard for him to socialize.
The page was just a way to make her son feel a little better, but it has spread around the world through Facebook over the past week.
Here's what she wrote on the Facebook page:
"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."