Community celebrates with little girl after no one comes to her birthday party

Courtesy of Devan Dixon Allen
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WKRN – SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Spring Hill community came together Saturday to make a little girl's birthday wish come true after no one showed up to her party.

Lauren Sassmannshausen put out the call for help on Facebook after none of the 30 invited guests, who had RSVP'd, came to her daughter Taliyah's birthday party.

Once the party began, only a few adults had arrived, which were Taliyah's aunts and her mother's friends.


"She kept asking me when her friends would be there and I kept saying ‘they're coming baby,'" said Sassmannshausen.

After an hour had passed and no other guests showed up, Sassmannshausen decided to post on the "I heart Spring Hill" Facebook page asking if anyone wanted to come celebrate.

"It is seriously breaking my heart, we have PLENTY of food and drinks. We don't care about presents, she just wants friends…We have a huge inflatable water slide and pool for all the kids to play in. PLEASEEEE come have fun!"

Within 10 minutes of posting, people began showing up. By the end of the day, more than 75 guests attended Taliyah's party.

"It just made my heart melt how people who don't even know us care so much to make her birthday memorable," said Sassmannshausen.

Taliyah, whose nickname is Tallie, turned 5-years-old on Sunday.