This Virginia mum was worried not enough people would attend her son’s birthday party — now, thanks to the internet, over a thousand people are excited to celebrate the big day.
Camden Eubanks is turning ten on Monday and his family is hosting the “ultimate water balloon fight” in honour of the occasion, CBS Pittsburgh reports. His mother posted an open invitation to the party on Facebook. Since it was shared on Sunday, over 1,700 people have liked the event.
The post has also been shared on the /r/UpliftingNews subreddit where it has scored 4,338 upvote points.
Here’s what the invitation looks like on Facebook.
Eubanks has apraxia of speech and struggles with pronouncing words, his mum writes. To avoid potential bullying, Eubanks is home schooled, so he hasn’t had the opportunity to make many friends, his mother also explains on the Facebook page.
For his special day, Eubank’s envisioned a birthday balloon fight with lots of other children. However, his mother knew the actual guest list was much smaller, including just “his sister and her best friend and a few cousins,” she writes.
Now, hundreds of people are ready to party with the Eubanks family and are sharing comments on Facebook and reddit.
This Facebook user explains that her 5 -year-old son has the same speech condition as Eubanks. The pair lives nearby and are planning on attending the water balloon fight.
People who don’t live near the Eubank’s family are also sending their regards. Here’s a birthday post from a Facebook user in Illinois.
The posts aren’t just coming from the United States. Here’s a comment from Facebook user in England wishing Eubank’s a “Happy birthday!”
Reddit users are also excited to attend the party. This redditor writes that they will be bringing their four children to the festivities.
People who can’t attend the party in person are also writing about sending gifts. Users have commented that they will be sending items including cash donations to science kits for Eubanks to enjoy.
If you’re in the area, the water balloon fight is happening Monday, July 6th at the Troutville Park in Troutville, Virginia. For more information, check out the open invitation on Facebook.
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