Mom Invited 22 Kids To Her Son’s Birthday Party, And No One Came – It Left Her Heartbroken



A heartbreaking story came from a mom last week who was celebrating her son's birthday. Both of them started the day full of excitement, but half an hour after the party, the mom realized that none of the kids she had invited will ever show up. Dawn shared the empty view of the park that was the birthday venue for his boy in a viral TikTok video with more than 4.6 million views.

She invited 22 children and had expected that the pandemic would probably mean some won't show up.

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But the Canadian mom did not expect that not even a single kid would come to JJ's birthday party. She had chosen a wide park in order to limit close contact interactions while still allowing the kids to play and have fun.

She filmed all the party preparations she had ready - the cupcakes, the decorations, the drinks... but there was no kid to serve them to.

In the wake of a pandemic, Dawn's son had to play alone in the park in a heartbreaking situation.

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Dawn explains that the restrictions had been lifted in her area, Saskatoon, Canada.

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Dawn, who was still at JJ's birthday party, recorded another video in her car where she tried to hold back her tears.

“So we’re sitting at the park for JJ’s birthday party; we got everything ready. His party started half an hour ago," the mother said. “He had zero people show up for his birthday. My poor little man.”

JJ was caught in the clip just playing on his own with not a single soul in sight.

So many parents came with outpouring positive messages and wishing JJ a good birthday.

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"You guys have no idea how much of a difference you made for my son," Dawn shared in a subsequent video.

"You guys have no idea how much of a difference you made for my son," Dawn shared in a subsequent video.

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A user shared in the painful experience, "This happens to my daughter too when she was little. Only 1 person showed up out of the 20 kids. So what I did: I lied to her that I put the wrong address."

Another wrote, "Unfortunately, it's not the kids, but the parents that should have known that they were going to hurt you and JJ. Just kills me."

So many parents were relating to the heartbreaking experience.

One even asked her to just lie to JJ, so he doesn't feel hurt.

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"He has toys. He just wanted to spend time with friends."

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Upon being offered to be sent gifts, Dawn replied that JJ wishes everyone to donate to their local children's hospital instead. She also later updated how she tried to save the day for JJ.

She made phone calls to her family members and the daycare center acquaintances when she used to work there. She managed to invite 6 kids over, and they had a small, happy, lovely party for JJ. And we're just... glad it didn't end with just a white lie.