When Eduviges Villatoro, 61, went to celebrate his birthday with his family at a local restaurant.
He did not expect the event that occurred.
Arrived early, he organized everything before his family and friends arrived. Make sure there’s enough seating, enough plates, decorations, and party hats, as well as putting the cake on the table.
After finishing his odd jobs, he sat down and waited for the crowd to arrive. Wait, wait and wait. Time passed and no one came.
Other restaurant patrons began to wonder what was going on.
Time passed quickly, leaving Eduviges, 61, sitting alone in his chair at an empty table.
There was no one to join him on his birthday, and no family or friends to see.
Determined to celebrate his birthday, Eduviges decided to take matters into his own hands. He removes his throat standing,
Eduviges demanded the attention of other restaurant patrons.
“It’s my birthday today, I’m 61 and I’ve cooked a feast for tonight.
I bought a cake because I had to meet my family here to celebrate my birthday. I hoped that my children, my grandchildren and my wife would come. But you see, nobody showed up.
Eduviges said, according to guest Patti Rodriguez who shared the incident on Facebook.
Then he said in a very touching moment with a tear in his eye.
“That’s why I’m asking now if anyone wants to join me in celebrating my birthday and singing ‘Happy Birthday’. I’ll be forever grateful.”
No one hesitated when they were invited to party with the Aeduviges.
Everyone in the restaurant got up from their seats and approached Eduvig, 61, hugging him and congratulating him. A few others have moved several tables together to give this beloved man a birthday he won’t soon forget.
These people were strangers to Eduviges and yet they showed him sympathy and love in a beautiful display of true human qualities.
When the internet events ended, they quickly went viral. But there is a twist! Celebrating Eduviges Villatoro’s birthday was actually a social experiment to see how people would react to such a scenario.
The results of the experiment exceeded all expectations, proving that humanity is alive and well in today’s society.
This story gives us insight into why so many people are afraid of growing old. In today’s fast-paced society, many go about their daily lives forgetting about the elderly. In many societies today, people fail to care for the elderly as they pursue their self-centered ways.
Many of today’s older people live alone and with few or no visitors, they have forgotten fragments of the past for the young. They live their last years alone and many die on their own.
We hope this story will have a big impact and help people remember their older friends and family, and should show them the respect and love they deserve.
Sure, it could be an experiment, but let’s see what we can get out of it. Many thanks and applause to these inspiring people who helped make this 61-year-old’s birthday unforgettable.