Firefighters step in after no one shows up to child’s birthday party

Turning 4 years old is supposed to be a time to celebrate. But for Braxton Young of Arizona, his birthday party didn’t include fun because none of his friends showed up.

"He always asks about when his birthday party is going to be. Why no one came. When is he going to get a cake? Why didn't he get presents,” said Sarah Young, Braxton’s mother.

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Sarah reached out to the public and asked anyone that was willing to send letters to her son because that’s all he wanted to feel special.

"Try to get him some mail. That way he knows he is special. Just because no one showed up doesn't mean he isn't special,” she said.

Braxton wants to be a fireman possibly a policeman and walks around the house giving his family tickets. He was overjoyed when policemen and firemen sent him letters inviting him to the station.

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"That's what it's all about. Putting a smile on their face and see them have a good time. See the fire truck. A lot of them look up to us and want to be firemen. It's great for them to come here and see what it's all about,” said David Harrison, Fayetteville Fire Department.

Braxton got to tour the fire station and hang out with the firefighters. Sarah is happy to see her son smile.

"He even said they sent me stuff for my birthday. See at least they think about me and it overjoys me to see him smile like that. He said Mommy I'm special like you now,” she said.

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