Hundreds of strangers attend girl’s birthday party after her classmates decline

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MINNESOTA — Ten-year-old Mackenzie Moretter suffers from a rare genetic disorder, and all she wanted for her birthday was a party.

But when she invited her classmates, none of them RSVP’d yes.


Mackenzie Moretter, in pink, celebrated her birthday with hundreds of strangers after her classmates declined her party invitation. (Credit: WCCO/CNN)

So Mackenzie’s mother posted an open invitation on Facebook, asking girls around Mackenzie’s age to help her celebrate.

Hundreds of people — including firefighters, Snoopy and a Minnesota Vikings player — heard about the party and decided to attend, WCCO-TV reported.

The birthday girl said it was the best day of her life.

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