A 7-year-old girl’s birthday party nearly failed completely before a visit from the star of Disney’s Frozen changed everything.
Lindsay Robert, who works for Royally Enchanted Princess & Character Parties, was dressed as the beloved animated character. She has worked her magic at plenty of parties, but was not prepared for what she saw when she arrived to celebrate with little Leyana.
“It was soul crushing,” Lindsay told KDVR Denver.
She no doubt thought she’d find a bunch of kids already enjoying the party. Instead, she found a little girl alone and dejected. “When I open the door, I’m used to all the kids running up to me. But she was just all by herself, just looking down. Just so sad and she just launched herself into my arms,” Lindsay told KDVR.
Leyana’s mom planned a big birthday party with all her classmates. The young girl was so excited and got all dressed up in a beautiful white dress.
But when the day came, nobody showed up. “It was horrible. It hurts, it hurts your heart,” Leyana’s mom said.
Leyana refused to blow out her candles or even touch her cake. When Lindsay arrived, she took it upon herself to try and salvage the little girl’s birthday.
“People get so busy, but to raise the expectations of a child and not deliver on that promise… Just be there,” she said. “Be there for the kids in your community. Be there for each other.”
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CORRECTION: February 21, 2018
An earlier version of this story referenced “Lindsey.” The correct spelling of her name is “Lindsay.”
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