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This Community Came Together for a Birthday Boy with Autism

February 19, 2015

According to Glenn Beratti's mom, Ashlee, no one from his class attended his recent 6th birthday party in St. Cloud, Florida. Glenn is on the autism spectrum and also suffers from epilepsy. Ashlee was heartbroken for her son. That's when she took to Facebook to air her frustration.

 According to the Osceola News-Gazette, Ashlee wrote, “I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son. We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came."

 Then something amazing happened. The St. Cloud community came together to give Glenn the birthday he deserved. Strangered came over with gifts for Glenn, then the fire department brought their truck to his house and the police department did a fly over with their helicopter. 

Watch the video above to see Glenn's reaction to the kindness of strangers.