In life you have to take the good with the bad. This birthday save story has both. I’m disappointed in a lot of the people involved in the bad. But at the end of the day, there’s a cute little autistic boy with a smile on his face, so that’s what I’ll let trump my day.
Ashlee Buratti was throwing a 6th birthday party for her son, Glenn. All 16 of Glenn’s classmates were invited, but no one showed up. Only after Ashlee vented her frustration on Facebook did people decide to stop by, bring presents, and try to brighten Glenn’s day. A week later, sheriff’s cars, police dogs, and firefighters even showed up and brought presents they had bought with their own money. Perhaps the most amazing part was the helicopter fly by to wish Glenn a Happy Birthday. Now, here’s the really sickening part. People actually complained about this birthday by calling it a waste of taxpayer money. But like I said before, let’s focus on the good. That good being the coming together of a community to help a young autistic boy to have a happy birthday after he had felt abandoned and shunned by his friends.
Glenn waving to the police helicopter as they dropped low and waved during their fly by attempt to save this young autistic boy’s birthday.
Glenn opens some of the presents that the public servants, police and firemen, purchased with their own money.
Some of the public servants that stopped by to brighten Glenn’s day.
A huge THANK YOU to the strangers, police, firefighters, parents, and children that stepped up to give Glenn a birthday to remember. Your birthday save helps to restore faith in humanity.