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.