Nobody Turned Up to This Kids Party What Followed is AMAZING
It’s the moment no mother wants to experience. 26-year-old Melbourne mum, Candy Butchers was faced with this agonising moment after spending hours organising a birthday party for her nine-year-old daughter.
Daughter, Rhianna, who is autistic, was counting down the days until the party but was left heart broken when the guests cancelled on the day leaving the family distort.
'Rhianna is autistic, she’s high functioning but she doesn’t get the social cues,' the mum told Daily Mail Australia.
'She gets bullied a lot and didn’t have any friends to invite. I invited my friends and their children.'
'I went outside. I sat out there for a good hour or two bawling my eyes out,' she said. 'I don’t know how to tell her nobody is coming.
'How do I explain to a nine year old with autism that nobody is coming to her birthday party? I felt so heartbroken. I felt like a failure as a mum.'
In her distress, the 26-year-old took to a Facebook group she was a part of, Midnight Mums, to post about what had happened.
'Then my phone just kept buzzing and buzzing,' Ms Butchers said. 'There was already over 100 comments on the Facebook post.
'People from all over the world were posting photos of their kids with signs, wishing Rhianna a happy birthday.'
Suddenly mums from all over Melbourne were saying they were packing up their kids and coming over.
'In the end there was at least 40 adults and children. My house was packed,' the mum said.
It just goes to show, sometimes social media can bring people together.