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A sister has launched an appeal asking people to send her younger brother birthday cards.
In the post, Lucy Weir explained that her brother, James, who has autism, 'has no friends'. The 20-year-old is really excited to celebrate his 21st next month, though Lucy is worried he won't get many cards.
Therefore she wants to give James a huge surprise by making her plea go viral and getting loads of cards sent to him on his landmark birthday.
23-year-old Lucy is keen to see a huge smile on her brother's face, who finds it hard to socialise and make friends because of his condition.
She wrote: "This is James. My not-so-baby brother and he is turning 21 on the 30th November.
"James has autism and this makes it difficult for him to make friends and socialise. He gets anxious in social situations and finds it hard to communicate effectively with others. Sadly, James has no friends and it breaks our hearts.
"So, I have come up with an idea/surprise for his birthday. I wondered if you kind folk out there will share this post and send James a birthday message or card. Even if he only got a few I know he'd be over the moon!"
She also included what to write on the envelope to make sure it gets to James, so if you want to help make his day, send your birthday wishes to:
c/o Waring and Co
If you're one of those folk now totally against 'the old ways', you can just email a card to Lucy on [email protected] and she'll print it off for the young man.
She added: "I want to make his milestone birthday extra special and put a big smile on that handsome face. Thank you everybody."
The response to the post has been already been overwhelming, with people praising Lucy for her efforts and also sending a lot of love to James.
Lucy even got a message from a cake making company in Glasgow, who offered to bring a unique cake to Bolton for his special day.
"I've decided to do this because he's my little brother and it breaks my heart everyday the fact he has no friends and that's what he wants so much, along with a girlfriend," Lucy told Manchester Evening News.
"He is a very lonely individual because he has no friends, which is really sad.
"He will be over the moon with all this attention, I can see him smiling for days. Especially being in a newspaper as he's always wanted to do something to go viral."
Let's hope he has an incredible day.
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