Birthdays are nothing if not emotionally loaded. The pressure to celebrate the anniversary of your existence once a year is wrought with worries about who will show up, whether you'll have a good times, and the passage of time.Of course, when you're still a child the existential worries about age and time are less prominent than the desire to get lots of presents from adoring classmates! I'm not a parent, but as an aunt I've witnessed firsthand the anxiety around organizing a party for a child when you're not sure how many kids will show up.Birthdays are hard enough to navigate as an adult, so when you add 6-year-old emotions it's a whole different ballpark.When Sil Mazzini invited 32 of her son Teddy's classmates to a pizza birthday party and not one showed up, she sent the picture to local journalist Nick VinZant so the internet could send him well wishes.The picture alone makes me wanna hug Teddy and tell him it gets better, except for your 23rd birthday, that one ALWAYS sucks.If you get a chance please wish Teddy a Happy Birthday. His mom sent me this after his friends weren't able to make it to his birthday party.Posted by Nick VinZant on Sunday, October 21, 2018Given how cute Teddy is, and the fact that it's near impossible to not feel empathy for a lonely 6-year-old on his birthday - the post quickly went viral.How about we celebrate with thousands at our place! Tickets to Wednesday’s #SunsVSLakers game are all yours Teddy! Talk soon! https://t.co/YL3zjDX9JW— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 22, 2018 Teddy can get The Mala from @VeneziasPizza and join 7,000 of his closest friends this Friday. Come on out Teddy! #UpRising https://t.co/mNpcwfNOcy— Phoenix Rising FC (@PHXRisingFC) October 22, 2018 Teddy soon received plenty of offers for gifts and opportunities to make up his birthday, including a ride in a MOUSE LIMO (yes, I'm jealous). FacebookAnother mom shared a recent similar experience with her child, and how difficult it can be to coordinate with school friends. FacebookHowever, not everyone was convinced by the post. Some pointed out how weird it is to take a photo of your child when he's so sad, the unlikeliness of 32 people all bailing, and that it could be a scheme to get gifts.One woman even wrote that her cousin was present at the party, and this photo was taken before people showed up.Uh pic.twitter.com/PoZzEENRCp— A$IA (@nyasiaxx) October 23, 2018 Something doesn’t seem right here. I wanna see this invitation that was sent out and when it was sent out. And why would anyone take a photo of there kids face looking like this smh— ricky mercado (@rickdm116) October 22, 2018 VinZant posted a follow-up comment addressing the skeptics, claiming the restaurant corroborated Teddy's birthday. FacebookIn the case that this was fake or staged, I feel even worse for Teddy - because having your likeness manipulated by parents for money is nothing short of emotional abuse. If the story is in fact true, than I'm glad he was shown love, either way he probably needs it!