Found this heartwarming story on Mail Online about how classmates of a young autistic boy refused to turn up for his 6th birthday party and after his heartbroken mum revealed it on Facebook, dozens of fire-fighters, police and people in his community turned up at his home to make it a birthday he’d never forget. Read full story below…

Ashlee Buratti, of St. Cloud, Florida, had invited her son Glenn’s class of 16 children to his birthday on February 8, and when no one showed up, he was devastated.
Though no one RSVP’d, Buratti and her husband John Buratti were ‘still holding on to the hope that some of them would show up’ to the party for her son, who has epilepsy and a mild form of autism. 
‘From the minute he woke up that day he wanted to know how many minutes until his friends came,’ Buratti, 25, said, adding that his eyes filled with tears when he learned no one was coming.

The mother-of-three posted on a locally run Facebook page with more than 10,000 members titled, Osceola Rants, Raves and Reviews List, to express her frustration, according to the Osceola News-Gazette.
‘I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son. We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came,’ she posted.
And when other group members saw the post they sent Buratti messages asking if they could bring their own kids to Glenn’s party to celebrate.
The message even reached staff from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, who asked for the family’s address and said a helicopter would fly over their St. Cloud home.
The helicopter came to the house within an hour, and the pilot flew low enough that Glenn could see him waving.
Glenn, who loves public safety and law enforcement, was overjoyed with the party, and his mom said that though he is usually shy, he took to his new friends like he’d known them all his life.
‘In general, deputies have big hearts – they thought about their own kids and wanted to make this boy happy because it was such a sad situation,’ Buratti told Today.
In total, about 15 kids and 25 adults showed up to celebrate and eat cake, give gifts to Glenn and play in a bounce house.
One woman brought the birthday boy a bike, while others brought toys. Buratti said one man came to the party with a camera and took pictures he later gave to the family.
‘It was just amazing. The people who came out were so awesome,’ Buratti told the Osceola News-Gazette.
And Glenn’s birthday celebration didn’t end on Sunday – several crews from the Sheriff’s Office and Osceola County Fire Rescue stopped by the family’s home on Wednesday.
Though Buratti knew the crews were coming, she left it a surprise for her son to see as they were on their way home from school.
‘We got to the stop sign by our house and Glenn was like, “The fire truck’s at our house!” I said, “It’s okay, they’re there to tell you happy birthday,”‘ Buratti told CBS News.
They all wished him a happy birthday, gave him tours of their fire truck, squad cars, motorcycles and a SWAT vehicle and showered him with more gifts.
‘And to think, all this happened because nobody showed up to his birthday,’ Buratti wrote online. ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.’

Culled from UK Daily Mail



The Kardashian sisters and North were involved in a car accident in Montana today. TMZ reports

“Khloe Kardashian skidded on an ice-covered Montana road and dangerously crossed into oncoming traffic, eventually landing in a ditch with Kim, North and Kylie on board.

We’re told the girls were driving in Bozeman, MT Saturday morning when a semi-truck drove by their car and kicked up a ton of snow, hitting their windshield and apparently blinding Khloe. Khloe couldn’t see and began swerving, right into a patch of black ice. The car then spun out of control, crossing oncoming traffic and ending up in a ditch.

We’re told cops came and everyone’s ok.

Kim posted this pic (above) on Instagram afterward … seemingly making reference to the accident.

Cops tell us there was no damage to the Kardashian’s vehicle — a black Yukon GMC — and a motor carrier service called the slide-off into police.
We’re told the incident was part of a number of similar accidents that happened today due to the icy roads … and the family was calm when cops arrived. No citations were issued.


President Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday during an interactive session with Islamic Clerics from South West region at the State House, Marina, Lagos, said that he was quoted out of context in the statement he made on running only a single term.

“I need to clarifiy this otherwise I do not need to talk about it. This matter continues to come up.”

According to PMNews, GEJ said those who have been playing the tape where it was shown that he had pledged to run only a single term had not been sincere.

The President said that what happened was that late President Umaru Yar’Adua came out with
political reforms when he, Jonathan was the Vice president. Jonathan said that he was the chairman of the interparty group of the committee set up by late Yar’adua to agree on the president’s proposal for a single tenure.

He said the statement he made in Addis Ababa was within the context of the proposal.

“I made that statement in Addis Ababa, when I addressed Nigerians. I made that statement after I had won elections.”

He said that he told the audience in Addis that that recommendation would move the country forward.

“I was advising Nigerians in Addis Ababa and I made mention of this issue of seven years of single tenure as being the best for the country.”
“I now added that if Nigerians will agree to run a single tenure of seven years I will not contest. That was the statement I made.”

He said that he still believed in that recommendation in order to prevent the waste of resources during re-election bids of incumbents.

Jonathan said the section of the broadcast which featured former president Obasanjo took place in 2011 during the PDP presidential primary. He said that he did not want to join issues with Obasanjo because the party members were there for primaries and “I just wanted to win my primaries”.
He reaffirmed his earlier stand that if Nigerians accept his proposal of a single term of seven years, he would not re-contest.

“Those who are advertising on television that I said I was not going to contest a second tenure should play the whole tape.”

Jonathan said people were diminishing the office of the president because of politics.
He further said that even with the past campaign for the 2015 polls almost concluded, if Nigerians would accept that single tenure of seven years, he would not bother to contest the election.

He thanked the clerics for giving him the opportunity to clarify the statement and urged them to continue to pray for the unity and prosperity of the country,