A six-year-old boy experienced seriously sad disappointment after he was allegedly let down by his friends.
They failed to turn up to his birthday party for fun and pizza, and he was absolutely devastated.
What happened next will warm your heart.
This is Teddy
via: Sil MazziniHe's from Tucson, in Arizona. He invited 32 of his school friends to a party for pizza. None of them turned up.
Look how sad he is.
via: Sil MazziniHis mum posted the photo to social media to try and get some of the internet community to wish her son a happy birthday.
The news was picked up by local media
via: TwitterAnd from there, sports teams began to offer Teddy the opportunity to come and see their games for his birthday.
A local soccer team even joined in
via: TwitterThe team invited Teddy to bring some pizza and enjoy the beautiful game with the team's other 7000 fans to celebrate his 6th b-day.
And that's not all
via: TwitterIt wasn't just local teams and sports pages who came to Teddy's rescue...
The internet came together in solidarity
via: FacebookMost people recognised the loneliness Teddy must have been feeling, and resulted in an outpouring of love on social media.
People even sympathised for Teddy's mum
via: TwitterSome internet users were as sympathetic to Teddy's mum as to Teddy himself, as seeing her son in such a horrible situation must have been difficult.
Teddy made loads of new friends
via: FacebookTeddy made a fair few more than 32 friends that day, and a few of them actually gave out some pretty wise advice.
And some offered him the chance of a lifetime
via: FacebookLocal businesses were falling over themselves to give Teddy the birthday he deserved.
But mostly, it was the solidarity which won the day
via: FacebookTeddy saw these messages, and his mum said he didn't stop smiling.
Even A-list celebrities got involved
Teddy's mum had no idea it would be quite so bad
via: FacebookHis mum, Sil, had already been warned by some of the parents that their kids couldn’t make it, but she had no idea there would be absolutely no guests at all.
Sil had even made goodie bags for the kids
via: FacebookSil had made up 32 goodie bags for Teddy’s classmates; each containing a party invite. She even spoke to some parents the day before who said their kids would definitely be in attendance.
The photo went viral when Tucson reporter Nick VinZant posted the photo of Teddy
via: FacebookHe wrote: If you get a chance please wish Teddy a Happy Birthday. His mom sent me this after his friends weren’t able to make it to his birthday party.
And all of this might just have lifted Teddy's spirits to enjoy his birthday
via: FacebookIt's proof of what good the internet can do when we all come together to help people when they need it
Doggo birthday wishes!
via: FacebookAnd as though Teddy didn't have enough great birthday messages, here's a good boy willing to eat pizza with him anytime. Result!
Some people weren't quite as convinced
via: TwitterAs is always the case, a lot of people were calling fake on this entire story.
Some even claimed to be at the party later on
via: TwitterOther's just questioned Teddy's mum's motives for posting the image to social media.
Where's the evidence?
via: TwitterSome people even claimed to have evidence that the photo was staged and taken before the party began, though no actual evidence has surfaced.
People on the internet are always cynical
via: TwitterSo it's no surprise then that there was a small portion of social media were calling Sil's motives into question.
Some of these responses were themselves going relatively viral
via: TwitterIt became a hot topic of conversation in the replies to posts about the subject. But again no evidence of fraud has been seen.
One Twitter user went even further
via: TwitterThey challenged the basic logic of carrying on organising the party if no rsvps had been received.
But none of that matters
And his mum was so grateful
via: FacebookSil showed Teddy all of the messages of love, something for which they are both undoubtedly very appreciative.