If you’re a parent, you know that seeing your child sad is one of the worst feelings in the world, especially when there isn’t much you can do to comfort them or fix it.
Tracy Hittler experienced this when her son Cole had his seventh birthday party on April 29, 2017, and no one from his first-grade class showed up.
“Coming closer to the party, I wasn’t seeing any RSVP’s from classmates,” Tracy told InsideEdition.com. “We were hoping someone would come. It was really a bummer. It was just a sad day in general for him.”
According to Tracy, Cole has had trouble making friends because of his speech disorder. The little boy underwent skull surgery when he was a baby.
Then, at the age of 4, he was diagnosed with apraxia, a motor disorder that causes a person to have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words because the brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements needed for speech.
Luckily, Cole is part of a loving community who jumped into action when they heard that his party was a letdown. Carla Gibson, a friend of Tracy’s from high school, lost sleep for three days over Cole’s disappointment. Then, she decided to throw a surprise party for him.
The “birthday do over” had cake and presents, but the best part of all was one very special guest — Cole’s hero, Batman.
“He was utterly shocked. He blushed red, and he was going to cry,” Tracy said. “He had a blast. He was smiling nonstop.”
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