This Eleven-Year-Old Thought He Had No Friends, but He’s Got Over Two Million. Happy Birthday!

As our friends over at The Autism Site well know, processing oddities bring a host of social issues. Take for example eleven-year-old Michigander Colin, who didn’t even want to celebrate his birthday. With a spectrum disorder similar to Asperger’s, Colin has a hard time making friends, and it broke his mom’s heart. So his mom Jennifer took to Facebook and reached out not only to friends, but complete strangers. And wouldn’t you know it? Colin had far more friends than he ever imagined. See how the Internet can bring people together even so far apart by clicking play below.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.
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