On Sunday, a heartbroken mom took to a Facebook mother's group to express her devastation over the failed turnout at her son's 4th birthday party.
Rachelle Briannan, of Melbourne, Australia, explained how she had invited a dozen kids to help celebrate her son Taenon's special day with a superhero-themed party.
However, an hour before the party, every single one of the children bailed.
In her Midnight Mums Facebook, she wrote, "So I'm sitting in my room quietly crying. Twelve kids were invited to my son's party today, and an hour before every one of them cancels or just doesn't reply to my msgs."
Briannan said she was "hurt and angry" -- but the other Midnight Mums did not intend to let her stay that way.
Her message touched the members of the Facebook group so deeply that they immediately sprang into action, organizing a trip to a local McDonald's to help Taenon celebrate his special day.
While at first Briannan was worried there was "going to be no one to even sing happy birthday to him," 30 kids and their parents showed up for the impromptu party -- nearly triple the size of the original guest list.
Not only that, but a some firefighters even swung by the fiesta to let the little partiers hang out on a real firetruck.
The next day, Briannan shared this beautiful thank you note to everyone in the group for all their support.
Thanks to the power of social media, Taenon ended up having a great birthday party, and his mom got to have her Julia-Roberts-in-"Pretty Woman" moment.
Because those other parents made a big mistake.