Not everyone is born with a normal life. Some people are born into poverty where they don’t know when their next meal will be. Others are born with diseases that can make their life difficult. But if there is one thing these people can count on, it’s family. One example that comes to mind is a story where a sister helps her lonely brother.
James Weir is a sweet boy who was born with Autism. He has a hard time being social and making friends. Because of this, there are days when James is incredibly lonely. But this never breaks him, and he always has a big smile on his face.
Despite James not being bothered by this, it does bother his family though. I’d even go further to say that it breaks his family’s heart. But that was all going to change. James was getting ready to celebrate his 21st birthday in November. Celebrating your 21st birthday is a huge milestone.
Lucy Weir, who is James’s older sister, came up with a plan to surprise her younger brother with birthday cards from people around the world. She is well aware of James’s condition and knows that it makes it difficult for him to make friends.
She also mentions that it was always James’s dream to go viral any way he could. Being the older sibling, you have a responsibility to look after your younger siblings. Lucy told the Manchester Evening News that she wanted nothing more than to put a huge smile on her brother’s face on his birthday.
With determination, Lucy began to try and make her brother’s day special by taking to social media. She posted an appeal on Facebook and urged people to send James birthday cards or even message him saying happy birthday.
The appeal came with a picture of James and his two sisters and it also explained that James had autism and it was difficult for him to make friends.
It also mentioned that James gets really anxious and nervous in social situations which makes it hard for him to communicate properly.
The appeal ended with Lucy asking everyone to share the post and send James a message or a birthday card. She also mentioned that even if he received a couple of cards or messages he would be ecstatic.
Lucy explains to reporters why it was so important to make James’s 21st birthday memorable. She says that it breaks her heart that her little brother has no friends. She also mentions that all he ever wants is to have some friends he can talk to and play with, and even a girlfriend down the line.
Because of Lucy’s efforts, many people have sent James messages wishing him a happy birthday. Others have showered him with cards wishing him good luck on his big day. This act of kindness goes to show that you will always have family in your life no matter what. James celebrated his birthday on November 30th, 2017.