Little four-year old Taenon Briannan was looking forward to his birthday party. His mother Rachelle had invited a slew of guests and was ready for the big day, when everyone cancelled. Not wanting her son to know the devastating news, she took to social media, panicking as she related her heartbreaking story. That’s when she got an unexpected response, and it’s getting a lot of attention.
Rachelle Briannan panicked when she realized all the guests for her son Taenon’s fourth birthday party had cancelled or not responded. Just hours before the party was to begin, she looked at the cake she so painstakingly baked, and it hit her hard. Not wanting her son to see her cry, she took to her room and social media.
Rachelle couldn’t have known what would happen next. “Midnight Mums” got the word out and the response from the community in Melbourne, Australia was overwhelming. “The shocked Facebook group arranged for their children to go to a McDonald’s restaurant in Eltham, Melbourne, to celebrate Taenon’s birthday — and 55 people turned up, including 30 kids he’d never met before, from far and wide.”
Young Taenon was soon joined by 30 kids who he had never met, received balloons and even got to check out a fire and rescue truck, which was brought in by Nillumbuk SES for the kids to explore. The Midnight Mums community rallied together online with hundreds of birthday wishes for Taenon flooding our newsfeeds and touching the hearts of our members with this feel good story right across Australia and beyond,” the Facebook group posted after the party concluded. [via Herald Sun]
As blogger mom Constance Hall put it, “This happens, we have all had to pull out of a kids’ party on the odd occasion, we just have to hope that we aren’t all pulling out of the same one.” Thankfully, the hearts of strangers prevailed, and Taenon and his mom Rachelle had so many who came to their rescue.
All parents can relate to the heartbreak you feel for your kids. This is one of those stories that remind us that most people are good, and that is something we need to hear from time to time, especially in this world that can be so cold.
[h/t Mirror Online]