9-Year-Old Surprised by Football Team at Birthday Party After Only 1 RSVP

Rare | 8/6/2019 | Silke Jasso
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A high school football team in Idaho came to the rescue to help celebrate 9-year-old Christian Larsen, after finding out that only one of his classmates was planning on attending his birthday party. According to his mother, Lindsay Larsen, two months ago she passed out invitations to her son’s classroom of 25 students. Despite the mother waiting a few days for more RSVP’s, only one girl agreed to celebrate with the family.

Through a Facebook post, the mother stated she was disappointed with the whole situation since Christian has Autism and it is hard for him to make friends. Yet, she didn’t blame the kids or parents for not attending, since she understood that sometimes it can get complicated when it comes to understanding someone with special needs. Still, the mother kept her head up saying that although it would be a small party, she would make the most of it to make sure those attending, and especially Christian, had a good time.

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A while after posting her heartfelt status, a friend of Larsen, Blythe Ben-David, saw her post on Facebook and quickly decided to reach out to Nampa High School Football Coach Dan Holtry. Her husband had played College football with Holtry a town over from where the Larsen family lives, 20 minutes away. Larsen’s friend told her she wanted to bring the best players for Christian’s birthday party, which happened to be the whole football team! The coach quickly sent out at text to the seniors, to which they all agreed in a matter of seconds,...
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