1,500 Happy Birthdays
How many cards did you receive on your last birthday 10,20, maybe 30? If Kyle Busby from Loughborough in Leicestershire was asked that same question, his answer would be over 1,500. For that’s how many he received for his 17th birthday. What’s more the teenager received cards from all over the world including from celebrities such as Philip Schofield as well as total strangers. It was all down to his father who launched an appeal asking people to send cards to his son. For Kyle has autism and finds it hard to socialise. So when he did not receive cards from any friends on his last birthday, his parents decided to get some online help. The prospect of receiving cards was so exciting that Kyle would look through the window each day waiting for the postman to arrive and when a card was delivered he would lie underneath the letter box so that they fell on top of him. But in a show of amazing control he waited until his birthday before read them all. That’s an awful lot of reading for one day.