Michigan boy's viral Birthday Facebook page tops 1 million fans

By Ken Haddad, Social Media Producer, @KenHLocal4, KHaddad@wdiv.com
Published On: Feb 11 2014 05:28:11 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 13 2014 12:59:33 PM EST

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DETROIT -

A Kalamazoo mother-of-two created a Facebook page for her son Colin's 11th birthday after he claimed he didn't want to have a party because he had no friends.

Her heart was broken. But the world responded.

Colin's mother wanted to show him that there were plenty of people who cared for him, especially on his birthday.

She created a Facebook page titled "Happy Birthday Colin" about a week ago, and at this point, it has over 1.7 million likes. Best part: he doesn't even know about it yet.

His birthday is on March 9. The page is filled with nice messages to Colin for his birthday.

Colin was diagnosed with sensory processing disorders last year, which are similar to autism and Asbergers syndrome, according to WOOD TV.

Colin's mom spoke through a post on the Facebook page:

"I am Colin's mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin's disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don't like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn't a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day."

You can also send you wishes to the address listed on the page: Address for Colin- PO box 756 Richland, MI 49083-0756

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