If you have children, chances are you’d do anything to make sure they’re happy, because seeing them upset is the worst feeling in the world.
And seeing them get hurt by their so-called friends on their birthday is truly heartbreaking, as one mum recently experienced.
A TikTok user named @dawners86 took to the video-sharing platform to share her devastation after not one single person turned up to her son’s sixth birthday party.
The parent, from the US, claims in the video that she had invited 22 people to the party which was being held at a local park.
She explains that Covid restrictions in her area had been lifted, so guests were allowed to attend – but she’d made sure to plan the party outdoors to make it even safer for everyone.
She said: “So we’re sitting at the park for JJ’s birthday party, we got everything ready, his party started half an hour ago.
“He had literally zero people show up for his birthday. My poor little man.”
As the mum speaks, the camera shows her son playing at the park by himself, while she sits at a table full of birthday favours, decorations and colourful cupcakes.
The captions on the video add: “Out of 22 invites… no one came… I know it’s a pandemic, but it is a park, and we have reopened in my province.
“Sorry the video is shaky, I am so upset for this poor guy. He deserves better. He’s amazing.”
Alongside this, she used the hashtags #heartbroken and #sosad.
The clip has since gone viral, being watched over one million times and garnering more than 279,000 likes.
Thousands also took the time to comment and share messages for JJ.
One said: “My mamma heart just broke. I have questions, what is he into right now? Where can I send him gifts? I am dead serious.”
Another wrote: “This is why we ALWAYS show. No matter what. My girl is there with a gift and a smile.”
A third said: “PLEASE tell me you told him you accidentally got the day wrong.”