When no one showed up for a 4-year-old’s birthday party, sympathetic staff came to the rescue in an unbelievable way.
Evan’s mom, Angel, was excited about her son’s upcoming fourth birthday and planned a big party for him at her local Chuck E. Cheese. She did everything right, sending out 30 invitations to little Evan’s entire preschool class, and reserving tables at the famed kids’ party spot.
When no guests showed up, mom was in a panic. “He was looking at the door. You saw the disappointment on his face,” she said of her son.
When employee Taylor Inzinna learned of the situation, she felt her heart breaking. “I immediately ran to the kitchen and was so upset,” she said. Taylor couldn’t stand by and do nothing, so she sprang into action, writing a Facebook post about her goal to give Evan a real party with presents.
Her coworkers, friends, and family heeded her call. “Within three to four days, I had about 13 gifts,” she said. She got in touch with Angel and told her that Chuck E. Cheese had a surprise for Evan, and asked if they could swing by for another visit.
“The day he came back in, seeing the smile on his face was everything I wanted,” said Taylor. “I had one goal that day and my goal was to make sure that he left happy.”
When Angel brought Evan back to the restaurant, they were in for a bigger treat than they could have ever imagined. “I was shocked,” she said of the mountain of presents Taylor and her coworkers brought out to her son.
As you’ll see in the video, even Chuck E. Cheese himself even dropped by for a visit! Angel was overjoyed beyond belief. “They made him feel a million dollars like he was the most important kid in the whole world,” she said. “He is not going to forget it.”
Fans are going wild over this viral video. “How can you NOT wanna show up to a party for a kid? And such a cute one at that!” wrote one viewer. “Thanks to her quick thinking the day was saved! Nice.”
“OMG, Chuck E. Cheese is the bomb!” wrote another fan. “I remember when my son was little… We would drive by and he would throw a raging fit it we couldn’t go play. I loved it as much as him though!”
Click the video below to see this incredible act of human kindness for yourself and share it with your loved ones.