Autistic Boy Gets Special Gift From Deputies After No One Comes To Party (Video)
Glenn Buratti's 6th birthday almost ended tragically, but thanks to a community of kind-hearted strangers, it became one he will never forget.
Though the autistic boy had invited all of his classmates to his birthday party, nobody showed up.
According to mother Ashlee Buratti, little Glenn was heartbroken. He was so sad, in fact, he refused to smile.
To see the look on his face killed me inside.
Feeling horrible for her son, she took to Facebook to vent. That's when things started to look up.
To her surprise, soon after posting the sad news, complete strangers and their children began to show up at her house for the party, all of them bearing gifts for young Glenn.
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office even joined in. Not only did the deputies pool their money to buy gifts for the young boy, but they arranged for a helicopter to fly over Glenn's house, just for his party.
Needless to say, Glenn's 6th birthday became everything the young boy hoped it would be -- and so much more.
Though they've yet to receive apologies from the classmates who failed to show (or their parents), Buratti insists the resulting party was overwhelming in the best way possible.
The amazingness of everybody coming together for someone that they didn't even know, a kid that didn't have anybody come to his birthday party. It warmed my heart.
We couldn't be happier that this lovely little boy's 6th birthday turned out for the better (although, personally, I really hope those 16 jerks who ditched him get a taste of their own medicine).