The Story Behind This 6-Year-Old’s Birthday Party Photo Might Break Your Heart

Little Teddy handed out invitations to 32 of his classmates to last weekend’s party at a pizza restaurant, but none of the children showed up.

This week the boy’s mother, Sil Mazzini, posted a picture to Facebook of Teddy surrounded by pizza and two rows of empty table settings at the restaurant in Tucson, Ariz. The look on the child’s face is nothing short of heartbreaking.

Mazzini told KSAZ Fox 10 News she had made 32 goodie bags for Teddy to hand out to his classmates along with invitations to his party — and she even spoke to some of the children’s parents, who said their children would come.

There is a silver lining for Teddy though — the picture has since caught the attention of two Phoenix sports teams, who offered the birthday boy free tickets to celebrate with them at upcoming games.

The Phoenix Suns welcomed Teddy and his family to watch Wednesday’s NBA match against the L.A. Lakers.

The Phoenix Rising football team also extended an invitation to join them, with their vice president confirming Teddy will be at Friday’s game.

Teddy’s story came after the 9th birthday of a boy from Oregon was ruined when none of his friends turned up to his Diary of a Wimpy Kid-themed party.

However it all turned around when Mahlon Layne received a belated gift from his favorite author, Wimpy Kid scribe Jeff Kinney, who FaceTimed the boy, giving him a personal tour of his office and studio decked out in Diary of a Wimpy Kid decor.

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