The Happy Birthday Colin Facebook page has reached a spectacular popularity. The page created by the mom of a boy who suffers from Asperger syndrome as a surprise birthday gift has reached no less than 1.4 million likes.
Collin’s mom wanted to show her son that he can have friends all over the world after Collin told her that there is no point in throwing a birthday party for him this year, as he actually has no friends at all.
10 year old Colin lives with his family in Michigan, but it seems that for the boy suffering from the Asperger syndrome it is not simple at all to make friends. It seems that Colin is made fun of at school and cannot make any friends, while other kids avoid him and won’t let him sit with them.
Colin’s mom was the one who said that her son eats his lunch in the school office, because the other kids don’t let him stay at their tables. Jennifer Cunningham, Colin’s mom, says that the idea of creating this Facebook page came after she asked her son if he wanted a party for his birthday.
Colin claimed that there is no point in having a party, as he has no friends. This is why Jennifer decided to surprise her son, but creating the Happy Birthday Collin Facebook page. This way Colin can have friends all over the world.
Colin will turn 11 on March 9th, but he already has 1.4 million Facebook likes. Actually, the impressive figure was reached on his page in only 10 days.
“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,” the page description said when Jennifer created it on February 2.
“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,” it added.
Thousands of people wished Collin Happy Birthday on the page, sending him their good wishes. Still, Colin has no idea about this surprise, which his mom will reveal to him on his birthday at the beginning of March. Probably, until then Colin will have even more friends who will wish him Happy Birthday on Facebook.