LAKE STATION, Ind. (AP) — More than a 1,000 birthday cards have arrived for an Indiana boy who was disappointed when none of the classmates he invited came to his birthday party.
Amelia Lara says several second-grade classmates said they would attend the 9th birthday party of her grandson, Gerald Hamilton, but that the April 2 event came and went and none of them showed up.
Lara, of Hobart, says it was “heartbreaking.”
So she posted a note on Facebook asking people to send him cards. Since then he’s received more than a 1,000 cards from around the world, including Vietnam and London, as well as gifts including tickets to an Indiana Pacers game.
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Lara says it “just shows you that there are good, kind, compassionate people out there.”