What do you do when all the guests for your son’s fourth birthday party abandon you at the last minute?
You turn to your Facebook mothers group.
And a little boy’s day becomes magic.
Rachelle Briannan and her two children. Via Facebook.
The story of how a Melbourne Facebook group of mums saved a little boy's birthday is touching hearts right around the world after a post from the page went viral.
On Sunday a teary mother took to her Facebook mother's group - a page called Midnight Mums.
She was horrified - it was her son's fourth birthday and all of his friends had either cancelled or not bothered to reply to her party invitation.
Mum of two Rachelle Briannan wrote: "So I'm sitting in my room quietly crying. 12 kids were invited to my sons party today, and an hour before every one of them cancels or just doesn't reply to my msgs [sic].
"My son just turned 4 and this is the first time he's really understood the whole party with friends thing. My heart is literally broken for him!! I'm so hurt and angry [sic].
"What the hell can I do to make this up to him? Seriously. Like I made him this huge superhero cake and there's going to be no one to even sing happy birthday to him."
But within minutes, 25 mums and dads from across Melbourne harnessed their parent power and showed just how social media can be used for good.
To her amazement within the hour 55 people - including 30 children had gathered at aMcDonald's restaurant, in Eltham, in Melbourne’s north-east to help the little boy celebrate his birthday.