A mother of a 5-year-old boy with Down syndrome sharing a video of herself crying when only 1 person turned up to her son’s birthday party went viral.
The American woman shared the short video in TikTok on Tuesday and it has since garnered 7 million views, reported by Sin Chew.
In the black and white video, the woman explains how she had organised a drive-by birthday party so that friends could drive past their home and wish their son, a happy birthday.
However, just one person attended the party.
“Normally this would be bad for any kids, but my son has Down syndrome,” the mother said.
“My son has Down syndrome and when he didn’t realise what was going on that hurt. but what happens when he knows?
“What happens when he knows that he’s being purposely left out? Why?”
The woman is then seen breaking down into tears and turned off camera .
The video has prompted millions of comments from sympathetic viewers.
“This is devastating for this poor mama. Be better parents y’all,” commented one person.
“This is not me or my child. I have a daughter with Ds [Down syndrome], but felt like more people needed to see her story.”
Another tik tok user commented, ” There are just like any other kids, with only one extra chromosome. When will these people understand?”
The worst day. My heart is broken. Please raise your littles to be kind.
Info via Tik Tok