RICHLAND, MI - A young boy who told his mother he has no friends, will get quite the birthday surprise when he finds out over 1 million people have liked a Facebook page dedicated to him.
On February 2 the "Happy Birthday Colin" Facebook page was created by Colin's mom with this as the first post:
"I am Colin's mom, 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 Facebook page quickly became popular with thousands of people posting Happy Birthday wishes to Colin on the page.
The page hit 1 million likes on Tuesday and had gained another 300,000 likes by Wednesday afternoon.
After hundreds of comments were left asking how people can send Colin a birthday card, a post office box was created. Another Facebook post shows a photo showing the first birthday cards received.
If you'd like to leave Colin a birthday message, check out his surprise page: https://www.facebook.com/Coliniseleven or send a card to:
P.O. Box 756
Richland, MI 49083-0756