When none of his classmates showed up for his birthday party, 6-year-old Glenn Buratti and his mother were broken-hearted.
Ashlee, whose son has autism, wrote of her disappointment on a local Facebook community page. Her post on Osceola Rants Raves & Reviews, a page with more than 10,000 members, changed everything.
Strangers soon began sending messages of support and asked if they could come over with their children. About 15 kids and 25 adults showed up, some bearing gifts.
One woman even brought a new bike, reports the Osceola News-Gazette.
The Sheriff’s Department saw the post and their deputies pooled money to buy gifts. Their helicopter did a fly-over of the home with personnel waving down to the little boy.
(WATCH the video below from WKMG or READ the story from the Osceola News-Gazette)
Story tip from Jeannine Madden, Jim Kelly and Jae Bird