Michigan Boy Thought He Had No Friends. Now the Entire World Is Wishing Him Happy Birthday

A mom created a Facebook page for the entire world to wish her son, Colin, happy birthday. He turns 11 on March 9.

The profile photo from Colin's Happy Birthday Facebook page.
The profile photo from Colin's Happy Birthday Facebook page.
Colin, an 11-year-old boy in Michigan, used to eat lunch alone every day.
Now he has 325,000 friends — on Facebook. 

Colin's mom started a "Happy Birthday to Colin" page after she asked him if he wanted a birthday party and he responded that he had no friends, the Facebook page says. 

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. 

The page quickly brought international attention and Colin has new friends from all over the world.

Please share this story and invite everyone you know to make Colin's 11th birthday one to remember. 
margaret willis February 16, 2014 at 08:33 AM
Colin, although I'm much older than you, I don't have any friends (really). It's much harder when you get to be my age and don't have any friends. Sometimes, society looks down at people who are "different" (such as how attractive you are, how smart you are, how many friends you have, whether you're single, how much money you have, if you have a "disability", etc.). No matter how hard I tried (and I don't have a lot going against me), I cannot make any friends. People today only have time for themselves. People will contact me only when they are bored and have nothing else to do. Who needs that? Not me. Hold your head high, be yourself, and stand up for what you believe in. DO NOT conform to what other people think you should wear, how you should act, etc. Maintain high standards and don't be a follower.
® Cody Walker February 16, 2014 at 06:33 PM
Umm.... He's not reading this.....
margaret willis April 18, 2014 at 11:20 AM


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