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10-year old Colin suffers from Asperger's (a form of autism) and told his mom there wouldn't be a point in having a birthday party this year because all of the kids at school "don't like me" and "make fun of me," and he wouldn't have anyone to invite.

That's when Colin's mom took matters into her own hands and created an FB page called "Happy Birthday Colin."

The page reads:

"I am Colin's mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin's disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don't like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn't a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day."

It has exploded and gotten the attention of nearly half a million well-wishers from around the world.

Colin's birthday is on March 9th, which is when his mother plans to reveal the page to her son...which means there's still time! Wish Colin a Happy Birthday on the FB page here.