The photo of a little boy alone at a table with paper plates for his birthday snack is nobody with him stirred the canvas. Indeed, there was a wave of empathy and sadness towards him. This little American boy is from Arizona. And as he was about to celebrate his 6th birthday, none of his comrades came. However, more than 30 children were invited.
The parents of the little boy had however organized everything. Of the 32 plates, drinks, invitations and cake. Everything was ready to receive the friends of their sons. But still, no one came. However, almost half had confirmed their presence before the day of the feast, what disappoint the little one even more.
The photo goes viral
It was at Peter Piper Pizza that the little one’s mother, Sil Mazzini, had reserved a table for his birthday. The little family waited over an hour for the guests to come, but nothing happened. They decided to play the arcade games available to make the wait less long. The little one’s father told the New York Post “I was depressed for sure,” Teddy, the most important thing for him was to have his classmates there”.
Little Teddy’s mother said that of the fifteen children who had confirmed his presence, only one parent had apologized for not coming. The next day, the children still apologized to the little one for having missed his birthday. But Teddy’s parents didn’t want him to stay with that memory. So they sent a message to the KVOA channel, which shared their story. Teddy’s mother was all the more bitter than the parents had confirmed to come. This gave him the desire to organize other parties for “a while”.
But the Phoenix Suns, which are an NBA franchise, decided to surprise Teddy. The photo went viral and reached them. So shortly after, little Teddy received two tickets to attend the Phoenix Suns game against Los Angeles Lakers. “How about celebrating with thousands of people at our house ? Tickets to see the Suns vs. Lakers are yours!”.
Unexpected surprises for his birthday
But the surprise gifts for her birthday don’t stop there. The local football team, the Phoenix Rising, also invited Teddy to attend their playoff game. He was able to have a nice birthday party. Indeed, it is iHeartRadio who threw a new birthday party for little Teddy. There were reports, the team members including Lupita Murillo who shared her story a lot.
How about we celebrate with thousands at our place! Tickets to Wednesday’s #SunsVSLakers game are all yours Teddy! Talk soon! https://t.co/YL3zjDX9JW
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 22, 2018
They all ate a slice of pizza together for Teddy’s birthday. As he should have done with his classmates. So from a failed birthday, Teddy moved on to best birthday a little boy could wish for. Another beautiful message of solidarity through the networks!