High school football team appears to help an autistic boy celebrate his ninth birthday after begging his mother to give a party and only ONE person answered
- Christian Larsen from Meridian, Idaho asked his mother Lauren to give a party to celebrate his ninth birthday
- Lauren was left sad and shared a Facebook message after only one person had responded to the event
- A family friend initiated plans to have the football team come from a nearby high school and surprise Christian on his special day
- Video of the heart-warming moment has now become viral on social media, with many left behind by the friendliness of youth soccer players
A high school football team in Idaho helped an autistic boy celebrate his ninth birthday after only one person had responded to his party.
Christian Larsen, a third grader at Hillsdale Elementary in Meridian, begged his mother, Lindsay, to give him a birthday party early last month – but she was reluctant to see how some of her son's classmates had treated him.
However, after accepting her boy's requests, Lindsay planned the party and sent out invitations to get only one answer.
In a troubled Facebook status that was shared on May 31, she wrote: & When the days passed and I heard nothing, I thought Christian might have forgotten to give them [the invitations]. Then I heard from someone [person]. He did take them out. & # 39;
One of Lauren & # 39; s friends in Texas was saddened by her friend's post and contacted an acquaintance who worked as a football coach in Idaho to see if he could help.
A high school football team in Idaho helped autistic boy Christian Larsen celebrate his ninth birthday last month
The football coach, Dan Holtry, decided to bring his team together and help brighten up Christian's ninth birthday by having them appear at his party.
Heart-warming video of the event shows the football players who surprise the younger ones when they arrive in his back garden on June 4 – the day of the party.
Christian can be seen smiling and falling to the ground in shock, before he excitedly high-fives every member of the team.
After the celebration, Lauren wrote on Facebook: & # 39; Today was a day with all feelings. I cannot thank the people enough who have helped it all come together.
I had a friend from Texas who contacted me after my first message about Christian's birthday. Her friendly initiative ensured that a birthday wonder happened … It was wonderful to be part of it.
Although he received only one RSVP from his school friends, Christian managed & # 39; the best birthday ever & # 39; to have
Christian – who is autistic – enjoyed his parties with the football players and even started to perform touchdowns
& # 39; It was really great to view them. Those high school seniors stayed until the end of the party. They interacted with all the children. They played games and reached the level of the small children and took them all with them.
Even my not naturally athletically inclined Christian had & # 39; touch downs & # 39 ;! He asked for their signatures. The players watched how gifts were opened and were enthusiastic about it. They all sang for him and saw him blowing out his candles.
There is so much good in this world, and when it is difficult, the good radiates even more clearly. & # 39;
The news from Christian's birthday party went viral on Facebook, with the messages and videos from Lindsay viewed thousands of times.
& # 39; Great guys who reach a special boy warms my heart! Happy birthday christian! & # 39; one wrote.
Meanwhile in an interview KTVB On Tuesday, Christian spoke to reporters and recalled the party – which he described as & # 39; the best birthday ever & # 39 ;.
Christian and his mother Lauren spoke to KTVB about the birthday party on Tuesday
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