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A group of cosplayers decided to surprise a young boy who was left heartbroken by the fact that only two kids from his class turned up to his birthday party.
The cosplayers proved themselves to be real superheroes when they saved the day for Max, a seven year old from Houston, Texas.
His mum, Susann, had arranged a party for Max and 30 of his classmates at a nearby trampoline park, but only one friend and his sister who he brought along actually attended the party. Sad times for the young LAD.
Susann called a local radio station, 94.5FM - The Buzz, to share with them how disappointed both she and her son were that his friends didn't show up. According to Susann, a lot of them didn't even RSVP.
However, the show was heard by Brandi Coatsworth, who is member of a local cosplaying group called Houston Cosplay for Charity, and she was moved by Max's story and wondered how she could help out.
So, Brandi, who cosplays as Wonder Woman, rounded up her friends Deadpool, Batman, Catwoman, and Captain America, as well as a few others, and brought them along to a second party organised by Max's mum a month later.
This time, Max was left happy after all of the superheroes showed up to save the day.
Susann said: "Anyone who knows Max and his story was just heartbroken for him. He's such a great, kind kid that it's hard to hear something like that happened.
"When [the radio show] forwarded Brandi's email, I was floored. I had no idea something like that would or could happen.
"I wasn't looking to get anything out of it, or any attention at all. The fact that Brandi and Houston Cosplay for Charity jumped in the same day my email was read on the air made my heart smile.
"The superheroes jumped in our corner without a second thought and have done more than anyone could ask to make sure Max had the best birthday ever.
"I will never be able to thank them enough."
Some touching footage shows the moment that Max is surprised by the superheroes at the party. A huge smile quickly spreads across his face and each of the heroes gives him a big hug. He then got his photo taken with the whole gang and it looks like the disappointment of his first party is forgotten.
Brandi - sorry, Wonder Woman - said: "It only takes a moment to make a difference in someone's life".
"Seeing the pure joy on his face is why we do what we do, and it really warmed our hearts to see such a sweet child so happy.
"The short amount of time you take to do something special can have a huge impact on that person's life."