It's the birthday party scenario no kid and no parent ever wants to experience: A bunch of invitations are sent out — and on the big day, no one shows up to the party.
That's exactly what happened Sunday to a 6-year-old boy named Teddy. His mother, Sil Mazzini, told KNXV-TV that Teddy's 32 kindergarten classmates and their parents were invited to his birthday bash at Peter Piper Pizza in Tuscon, Arizona — and nobody came.
"I'm done with parties for a while," Mazzini quipped to the station following the en masse no show. But she did snap a photo of Teddy at the table alone, save for uneaten pizza and paper plates with no one sitting in front of them.
Mazzini told KSAZ-TV that she made goodie bags for his classmates, each containing an invite — and that the day prior to the party she even spoke to some of parents who said they'd be there.
"His birthday was actually October 3rd, but because his dad works in Alaska and was able to come the 18th, I organized the whole party for the 21st," she told KSAZ.
Some cool consolations
Mazzini told KNXV the family planned to celebrate Teddy's birthday Monday night by reading birthday wishes that poured in from social media users after a Tuscon reporter posted photos of Teddy alone at this own party.
What's more, the Phoenix Rising soccer team invited Teddy to its playoff game Friday, KNXV reported, adding that a team spokesperson said fans reached out to the club wanting to know how they could help out — with some even offering to buy a customized jersey for Teddy.
And the Phoenix Suns basketball team also invited Teddy and his family to watch their Wednesday game against the Los Angeles Lakers.