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This Community Did an Awe-Inspiring Thing When No One Showed Up for a 5-Year-Old Girl’s Birthday

posted: 08/19/15
by: Courtney Reimer

It's every parent and child's worst nightmare (heck, anyone's worst nightmare): you throw a party and no one shows up. When that happened to Tennessee mom Lauren Sassmannshausen, she took matters into her own hands. Well, into Facebook's hands.

"Does anyone have kids that want to come over and celebrate my daughter's birthday with us? Not one person has showed up except a few adults and she keeps asking me where her friends are. It is seriously breaking my heart." Sassmannshausen wrote on her local community Facebook page. "We have plenty of food and drinks. We don't care about presents, she just wants friends (she is turning 5)."

I Never in my life thought a community would pull together like they did today. I had several people RSVP and only a few...

Posted by Lauren Sassmannshausen on Saturday, August 15, 2015


And boy did the community every step up, big time. According to Mashable.com, dozens of people with children showed up, much to the delight of Lauren and her daughter, Tallie. She posted a video of everyone singing happy birthday to her little girl and offered her sincere thanks to everyone who helped make Tallie's birthday a success.

"I Never in my life thought a community would pull together like they did today. I had several people RSVP and only a few came. Tallie was asking about every 10 minutes where her friends were, and my response was "they are coming, baby". time passed and none of her friends showed. So I asked the Springhill community if any of their kids wanted to come and celebrate with us!. NEVER in my life would I have though we would have so many people care about a child they didn't know. I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart and I want to express my gratitude to you all for coming out and making my baby girls birthday so very special. SO THANK YOU!!! GOD IS GREAT"

I Never in my life thought a community would pull together like they did today. I had several people RSVP and only a few came. Tallie was asking about every 10 minutes where her friends were, and my response was "they are coming, baby". time passed and none of her friends showed. So I asked the Springhill community if any of their kids wanted to come and celebrate with us!. NEVER in my life would I have though we would have so many people care about a child they didn't know. I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart and I want to express my gratitude to you all for coming out and making my baby girls birthday so very special. SO THANK YOU!!! GOD IS GREAT

Posted by Lauren Sassmannshausen on Saturday, August 15, 2015