Heartbreaking story behind photo of six-year-old boy's birthday party

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

A mum has shared a picture of her little boy’s heartache after the child learned none his friends were coming to his sixth birthday party.

Little Teddy handed out invitations to 32 of his classmates to last weekend’s party at a pizza restaurant in Tuscon, Arizona, 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.

Ms Mazzini told Fox News she had even spoke to some of the children’s parents who said their children would come.

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.

NBA team the Phoenix Suns welcomed Teddy and his family to watch Wednesday’s match against the LA 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.

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Teddy’s story came after the ninth birthday of a devastated boy from Oregon, US 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 favourite author 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.