Well that certainly made him feel better about the whole thing!
Hearts around the country broke last week when news that none of Teddy Mazzini’s 32 classmates at his kindergarten in Tucson, Arizona, showed up for his sixth birthday party. His mom, Sil, took a photo of her son, sitting alone, surrounded by several half-eaten pizzas and dozens of unused paper plates and napkins.
Teddy’s dad works in an oil field in Alaska and had traveled home to Arizona just for his son’s big day. “I was bummed, I was bummed out for sure,” he said. “Teddy, the biggest thing for him was having his classmates there, so not seeing them show up an hour into the party was disappointing.”
Now, that didn’t sit right with a lot of people. Such as all of the members of the Phoenix Suns.
So, three days later, young Teddy got to celebrate all over again, sitting courtside as the team took on the Los Angeles Lakers. Okay, so maybe his original birthday didn’t go as planned. But this “retake” was, as he calls it, “the best birthday ever”!
He’d never been to an NBA game before, and no matter how many he attends in the coming years, none will ever top this one: The Phoenix Suns Dancers sang happy birthday to him, he got to eat birthday cake again, he even got his own jersey (with, of course, #6)!
And he got to high-five all the team members as they trotted out onto the court!
Look how special they all made him feel!
TEDDY IS IN THE BUILDING! 👑 pic.twitter.com/jiht7INcgU
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 25, 2018
We’ll never know why the more than dozen classmates who RSVPd to the birthday party he’d planned never showed up, but we’re sure this unplanned celebration more than makes up for it. Check out more footage from the game/birthday party below, and share to thank the Phoenix Suns for making Teddy’s sixth birthday so incredibly memorable.
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