When 11-year-old Mason Allen delivered a birthday invitation to firefighters in his hometown of Spokane Valley in Washington, his mother, Daneille Thomas, doubted if they would show up.
Young Mason invited other kids to his party, but only one friend came. While Mason and his family were eating in Denny’s on March 12, firefighters from the local fire department turned up, and treated Mason to an all access tour of their trucks and some of their equipment, leaving him with big smile on his face.
Mason is on the autism spectrum and as Thomas explained in her video, he has struggled to make friends. Thomas was so ecstatic, she posted a video from the moment on Facebook, and it’s since picked up tens of thousands of views. Credit: Facebook/Daneille Thomas via Storyful