Heartwarming Reaction of Strangers to a Photo Posted Online

Hallee Sorenson is an 18-year-old girl who was about to celebrate her 19th birthday.

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However, due to a disheartening experience during her 18 birthday celebration, her cousin Rebecca reached out to people online.

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In 2015, Hallee’s mother, Allyson Sorensen, carefully planned her daughter’s 18 birthday celebration.

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She sent invitations to all of her daughter’s classmates and had everything planned out starting from the venue to the food. However, one picture of the celebration would surely break your heart.

Facebook / Hallee’s 20th Birthday

Hallee’s aunt was excited about the party, and she asked Allyson for a picture. But what she saw saddened her.

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In the image, Hallee was eating with colorful balloons around, but she was all alone. According to her mom, nobody came to her party that is why she was alone in the picture.

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Before Hallee’s 19th birthday, her cousin Rebecca asked helped through social media. The photo was shared 200,000 and became viral.

Facebook / Hallee’s 20th Birthday

Rebecca said that although Hallee has autism and can’t fully understand what happened during her 18th birthday, it was apparent that she was sad and disappointed.

Facebook / Hallee’s 20th Birthday

Rebecca gave the details of what happened to Hallee. She also gave her cousin’s address so people can send their messages.

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The response was overwhelming, and letters kept coming in from different parts of the world. Aside from letters, Hallee also received gifts and flowers.

Facebook / Hallee’s 20th Birthday

Hallee said that she couldn’t pick a favorite letter or gift because she loved everything.

Facebook / Hallee’s 20th Birthday

One of the gifts that she received was a special Olympics honorary medal and T-shirt.

Facebook / Hallee’s 20th Birthday

One of the gifts that she received was a special Olympics honorary medal and T-shirt.

Facebook / Hallee’s 20th Birthday

Facebook / Hallee’s 20th Birthday

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