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

A Michigan 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. 
Shirley Miller February 12, 2014 at 09:41 AM
Happy Birthday Colin!! :) :) He has 1 million "Likes" on FB https://www.facebook.com/Coliniseleven
steve forte February 12, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Wonderful , yet she does nothing to involve him in real life situations. He is a school shooter in the making. To Mom , get him involved in real life activities , Please , I beg you.
Jennifer Sheppard Langdon February 12, 2014 at 01:22 PM
Happy Birthday Colin!! I hope all your dreams come true
MHSGrad February 12, 2014 at 02:29 PM
so cute! Happy Birthday Colin :)
W . Benz March 03, 2014 at 08:49 AM
nice kid


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