Teddy, a 6-year-old boy from Tucson, Arizona, invited his school friends at a Peter Piper Pizza restaurant for his birthday party. But unfortunately, none of his friends showed up at the party and Teddy ended up eating alone. This would have been a disheartening moment for any child as things like these mean everything to a child of this age. Teddy’s mother Sil Mazzini was already informed by the parents whose kids wouldn’t attend the party, but Sil did not have even the slightest idea that there wouldn’t be any guest at all.
Sil Mazzini said, “I’m done with parties for a while.” Though Sil told this jokingly this is totally comprehensible in the situation. Teddy’s mother herself made 32 bags of benefactions for Teddy’s friends along with the birthday party invitations. She even contacted the parents of the kids who would attend the birthday party and they assured that their kids would be going.
It was Nick VinZant, a Tucson reporter who made Teddy’s photo viral when he shared the picture with the caption, “If you get a chance please wish Teddy a Happy Birthday. The 6-year-old boy mom sent me this after his friends weren’t able to make it to his birthday party.”
And after this, the internet brought innumerable messages for the 6-year-old boy accompanied by several presents and a lot of good wishes. One person commented, “Once you realize happiness is from the inside stuff like this won’t hurt so bad. Wish I’d known I’d have made the drive to see you. Happy birthday lil fella.”
Another one stated, “Happy Birthday Teddy! People are flaky and inconsiderate sometimes. It happens, that doesn’t mean you aren’t great, just that people are silly. Best wishes kiddo!”
And the most thrilling among them was of that the Phoenix Suns, the local basketball team provided free tickets to Teddy for their game against the Los Angeles Lakers. They tweeted, “How about we celebrate with thousands at our place! Tickets to Wednesday’s #SunsVSLakers game are all your Teddy! Talk soon!”
Phoenix Rising, a soccer club also invited Teddy to “join 7,000 of his closest friends” at the forthcoming tournament game. They tweeted,
“Teddy can get The Mala from @VeneziasPizza and join 7,000 of his closest friends this Friday. Come on out Teddy! #UpRising”
The little boy thanked everyone in a lovely video message and he looked happy. He now plans to spend his birthday reading all the messages he got along with his parents.
This is the beautiful power of the Internet. The unforeseeable tide of who could next be helped by the collective focus of people: that’s what we’re living in.