Heartwarming moment when a lonely man with autism is surprised with THOUSANDS of birthday cards from all over the world after worrying about having no friends
- Brenton, who has a mental disability, celebrated his 33rd birthday on July 22
- Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Adelaide man was unable to celebrate his birthday
- His sister Tanya went to Reddit and asked people to send Brenton a birthday card
- On Wednesday, Brenton received three 36 kg bags of cards
A man with autism is overwhelmed after receiving thousands of cards and gifts from people around the world on his birthday.
Brenton, from Adelaide, celebrated his 33rd birthday on July 22, but was unable to celebrate with family and friends due to COVID-19 restrictions.
His sister Tanya, who is in Melbourne, went to Reddit and asked people to surprise Brenton with birthday cards.
Brenton, who has an intellectual disability, celebrated his 33rd birthday on July 22, but was unable to celebrate with family and friends due to COVID-19 limitations (pictured with his mother Libby)
Brenton received three bags full of birthday cards and gifts weighing no less than 36 kg
“My brother Brenton is severely mentally handicapped and has had a difficult year (not including shutdowns, etc.),” she wrote.
“He’ll be 33 on the 22nd. He likes checking the mail – I was hoping people would consider sending him a birthday card? ‘
Police officer Brenton was greeted on his birthday by officers who then escorted him to his mailbox.
There he discovered that a package was waiting for him and three bags full of birthday cards and gifts, weighing no less than 36 kg.
Brenton couldn’t wipe the smile when he opened every card and gift from strangers around the world.
Brenton was overwhelmed with all the gifts and couldn’t control his excitement
Brenton shows off the birthday gifts he received from people all over the world
“He’s the sweetest person outside, you can go anywhere and they’ll say,” Yeah, we know Brenton, “” his mother Libby told 7News.
“Once you meet him, you won’t forget him.”
Tanya went to Reddit and thanked everyone who made her brother’s birthday extra special.
“You did it, reddit! Brenton received 36 kg of mail today for his birthday – a day he will never forget. Thanks for making it happen! she wrote.
“I’m so overwhelmed by the sheer number of cards Brenton has received – three pockets full! And from all corners of the world!
“Brenton cannot communicate in words how he feels.
“Again – thank you so much for making Brenton’s birthday so special! It is so beautiful to see how nice people are without expecting anything in return.
“You are all great.”
If someone wishes to send a letter to Brenton, they can address it to: Brenton S, PO Box 193 Highbury SA 5089.
If someone wishes to send a letter to Brenton, he or she can address it to: Brenton S, PO Box 193 Highbury SA 5089