A boy’s seventh birthday didn’t turn out the way he imagined it would be after no one in his class showed up at his birthday party.
Now, the 7-year-old boy has been given a surprise party — with a very special guest.
Cole Hittler, a first-grader in Missouri, was so unhappy when he realized that no one from his class at Harris Elementary in St. Charles was attending his birthday bash.
“Coming closer to the party, I wasn’t seeing any RSVP’s from classmates,” Cole’s mom, Tracy Hittler, told Inside Edition.
“We were hoping someone would come. It was really a bummer. It was just a sad day in general for him.”
When the community learned that no one actually showed up to Cole’s birthday party, kind-hearted residents decided to do something about it.
On Sunday afternoon, Cole and his family were picked up in a limousine with a police escort to Dave and Busters, a local restaurant, where a warm welcome was waiting for them including Cole’s favorite superhero — Batman.
“It was neat, all of the smiles, because that’s what he deserves,” his mother said. “He struggles really hard and it’s nice to see some recognition and some happiness on his face.”
Cole underwent skull surgery as an infant then he was diagnosed at age four with Apraxia, a speech disorder which makes it difficult for him to speak more clearly. Apparently it somehow affects his social interaction. As his mother said, her little boy has come a long way. He really deserves this grand treat!
Watch this boy’s elation in this video report by Inside Edition: