Disappoint happens to us all throughout our lives. There is no way to avoid it. You just have to dust yourself off and keep moving forward. When it happens to a child however, it seems to take on a whole other feeling. Kids are innocent, they usually take things at face value. So when this mother invited 21 of her sons classmates over for his birthday and none of them showed up, you can imagine the way he was feeling. Even as an adult, that would be pretty darn depressing to have that happen. So for a kid, the feeling must have been horrible. What happened a couple of days later though shows that there really is still good in the world. You may want to break out your tissues, because this will tug at your heartstrings.
Meet Toxey, a 10-year-old boy from Arkansas. He was excited for his birthday as all 10 year olds most likely are.
His mother Angela Andrews sent out 21 invitations to his party. She was absolutely heartbroken when she found out the night before the party that no one would be attending.
She posted a heartfelt message on Facebook, not asking for people to give anything to them, but to just remind parents that if your child gets invited to a birthday party, take them.
Well the Arkansas State Police Facebook page got wind of this incredibly sad story. They decided they couldn’t just sit back and let this happen, so they gave Toxey a birthday he will never forget.
They brought him a giant birthday cookie, presents and even let him run through all the switches in the cop car!
Toxey’s mother said this visit made her son’s birthday so special, and she is so grateful to these police officers for their kindness.
Toxey says he wants to be an Arkansas State Trooper when he grows up. We think he’ll make a fine officer one day.
This story wrenched my heart when I read it. No one child should ever feel like they are alone. Tobey seems like a very good kid, and it really is astonishing that parents (who are supposed to show their children what values are) would allow a child to feel as if no one cares about him on his birthday. I really hope these parents have learned a lesson from all of this. They should really ask themselves how they would feel if this happened to one of their children?