Having a huge number of kids over during your birthday is one of the most unforgettable days of your life as a kid. This is why mom and dad do everything that they can to make this day memorable. However, this was not the case during a 4-year-olds’ birthday party.
Angela Kazanis invited 30 children to celebrate with them Evans’ 4th birthday. Sadly, not one of them showed up at the Chuck E. Cheese parlor in New Jersey where she reserved the space specifically for the celebration.
She said that the look on little Evan’s face broke her heart. Evan was just looking at the door and you can clearly see the disappointment on his face.
Not only did mom felt bad about what happened but even the employees of the Chuck E. Cheese also felt heartsick.
One of the staff named Taylor Inzinna said that she immediately ran to the kitchen because she was so upset but she was impressed that mom was handling it better than any mother would.
She just held it together and never let Evan know even for a second that she was upset.
Inzinna wanted to at least salvage the disappointment that Evan is feeling right at that moment. So she posted on Facebook her desire to give this child a party that he deserves and some presents.
Her coworkers, her family friends, as well as her friends immediately responded and in just three to four days, she was able to gather about 13 gifts.
Inzinna then contacted Kazanis and told her that the store wanted to do something for Evan.
Kazanis and her son went back to the store and according to Inzinna, the day he came back in and seeing the smile on his face was all they ever wanted. She said, “I had one goal that day and my goal was to make sure that he left happy. And he left going, ‘Oh my God, Mom, this is the best day ever.’”
As soon as mom saw the gifts, she was delighted when her son was given the avalanche of wrapped gifts. Kazanis shared that she was shocked but had to stop herself from crying.
She did not want Evan to see how this affected her. She shared, “They made him feel a million dollars like he was the most important kid in the whole world.
He is not going to forget it. He remembers everyone and everything. ”
Evan might be too young to understand but surely he already knows that he is a very special kid.
It might have been a traumatic experience both for Evan and her mom but thankfully, there are people like Taylor Inzinna who made this birthday celebration possible for young Evan.
Birthday parties are special days for kiddos which is why mom and dad make sure that this is an unforgettable day for them. However, there are times that we cannot please everybody.
Nobody really knows why those 30 kids did not show up but it surely broke Evans’ heart. Somehow, because of the kindness of some strangers, his sadness turned to a birthday that he will never forget for the rest of his life.
Kudos to Taylor Inzinna and the rest of the staff of Chuck E. Cheese for making Evans’ birthday a memorable one!