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Strangers Make 5th Birthday Really Special

A single mom is feeling grateful for the "overwhelming love and support" she's received from strangers on the internet.

A couple of weeks ago, she posted on Reddit about making her son a stuffed manta ray by hand for his birthday since she is too broke to buy him one. Her post garnered more than 66,000 likes and thousands of supportive comments.

Soon she was inundated with requests from strangers to send her son stuffed sea animal toys. A few days later, she posted a follow up photo (pictured above), together with this comment: "I posted here a few days ago about making my son a manta ray because I couldn't afford to buy one. Look what y'all did for my baby. You are all amazing."

"I never expected this to get more than a few views, honestly thought I'd get roasted. Thank you for making a mom who has been fighting like hell for her kids and is exhausted and defeated feel loved. You guys are amazing. Truly, even if it sounds cringe, I know it's just Reddit but y'all have lifted my spirits tonight and I cannot overstate how thankful I am for that."

"Thank you all for the overwhelming love and support," she said.


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