A boy was left heartbroken when only one out of thirty friends attended his birthday party but ‘superheroes’ decided to make his day special.
Max, 7, from Houston, Texas, wanted to celebrate his birthday with classmates after his mother, Susann, arranged a party at a local trampoline park. But only one of his friends who brought his sister along turned up to the celebrations.
Then his mother Susann called a local radio station, 94.5 FM The Buzz, to describe her disappointment that Max’s friends did not come or even RSVP to invitations.
One of the radio show’s listeners was Brandi Coatsworth, a member of a local cosplay group, Houston Cosplay for Charity.
Ms. Coatsworth, 41 is known for dressing up as Wonder Woman to raise money for charitable causes through appearances at events around East Texas.
A month later, she, along with Deadpool, Captain America, Batman and Catwoman got in touch with Max’s mother to surprise the boy with a second birthday party.
Susann said: “Anyone who knows Max and his story was just heartbroken for him. He’s such a great, kind kid that it’s hard to hear something like that happened.
“When [the radio show] forwarded Brandi’s email, I was floored. I had no idea something like that would or could happen.
“I wasn’t looking to get anything out of it, or any attention at all. The fact that Brandi and Houston Cosplay for Charity jumped in the same day my email was read on the air made my heart smile.”
The footage shows party was held on July 29 and Max is extremely happy as superheroes surprise him, each giving him a hug.
Max and his family posed for a picture with cosplayers.
Ms Coatsworth told reporters, “Seeing the pure joy on his face is why we do what we do, and it really warmed our hearts to see such a sweet child so happy.
“The short amount of time you take to do something special can have a huge impact on that person’s life.”