Saturday 1 October 2016

Thousands of gifts continue to pour in for young girl who spent her birthday alone 'crying into her cake'

Catherine Devine

Published 21/06/2016 | 13:42

Hallee Sorenson's birthday card appeal went viral Credit: Facebook / Rebecca Lyn
Hallee Sorenson's birthday card appeal went viral Credit: Facebook / Rebecca Lyn
Hallee Sorenson's birthday party last year when nobody showed up
Some of the mail which was delivered
Hallee looking at some of the mail
Letters came from Switzerland
Thousands of letters arrived

Thousands of cards and gifts continue to pour in for a young girl with autism after she spent her birthday alone “crying into her cake”.

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The heartbreaking image went viral last year when Hallee Sorenson from Bangor, Maine in the United States invited her friends to her 18th birthday party but nobody came.

Now, the 19-year-old has received thousands of birthday wishes from across the world including from the CIA and countless celebrities.

Hallee’s cousin Rebecca Lyn made a plea on Facebook to ask the public to send her birthday wishes this year in the hope that Hallee won’t have to spend her birthday alone again.

“I would love to flood her mailbox with birthday cards, from all over! Hal loves getting mail - this would be the best birthday gift she could ask for,” said Rebecca.

Hallee received thousands of birthday cards and presents this year from people all over the world such as Ireland, Alaska, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

She even received a birthday card from the CIA who presented her with a special gold coin usually given by the CIA as a sign of gratitude and superior accomplishment.

Celebrities such as actors Charlie Hunnam and Kate Beckinsale and The Academy who judge the Oscars all sent birthday wishes to Hallee.

“Thank you all so very, very much. Each and every one of you has made this possible, and simple words fail miserably at conveying the joy this has brought to Hallee,” read a post on Hallee’s 19th Birthday Facebook page.

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