Many people related to the experience of being unable to make friends and wanted to send love to the young girl.
Kiley Crisp, 15, has always had trouble making friends her age. She has Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, that causes her to have learning disabilities. She doesn't have many friends but she made wonderful friends at a Church camp she went to. Although these two amazing friends of hers lived too far away for them to be able to spend time together, they called her every day, checked in on her, and made her feel extremely loved. On her birthday, Kiley was beyond moved to find that her friends drove three hours to surprise her! In a video posted by her sister Ashley on Twitter, Kylie is seen overwhelmed with emotion at how kind her friends are to surprise her on her birthday.
My sister Kiley has Williams Syndrome & sometimes has trouble making friends her age. She met the most amazing girls @ church camp last summer, problem is they live 3 hours away. They call her everyday & make her feel so loved. Today they surprised her for her 15th birthday 🥺 pic.twitter.com/FS6Hk5qR7G— ashley (@ashleyy_crisp) July 25, 2020
In the video, the 15-year-old is seen sitting in a cafe, happy and dancing around. She is then seen looking toward her side, realizing it's her friends. When she sees them approaching she gapes, unable to believe it! She then starts to cry, amazed at her friends for surprising her. The two friends are seen consoling the birthday girl as they offer her hugs and wish her a happy birthday! The video was posted by Ashley with the caption, "My sister Kiley has Williams Syndrome and sometimes has trouble making friends her age. She met the most amazing girls at church camp last summer. The problem is they live 3 hours away. They call her every day & make her feel so loved. Today they surprised her for her 15th birthday!"
It really is. Made me start to cry. Kiley is awesome!!!!!— Alex (@A1exTimmons) July 27, 2020
Twitter user @samuelmcdearis3, who has Williams Syndrome himself, commented, saying, "I have William Syndrome and I got bullied for it but tell her I said happy birthday!" Another Twitter user, @AnneGibson13 commented, "Thank you for educating those of us that didn’t know about Williams Syndrome. I love that your sister has such amazing friends."
Ashley received a lot of love over the video, with over 5.2 million views since it was posted 2 years ago! Many people related to the experience of being unable to make friends and wanted to send love to the young girl. Ashley herself was moved by the love she received. In a follow-up tweet, she posted, "Thank y’all for showing my sweet sister and her friends so much love and support! She is thrilled to know that she’s 'famous' & says thank you for all the bday wishes! Also here’s a great link for those with questions about WS thanks again for all the love!"
I am sobbing! Your sister is precious, and so are her friends omg 🥺❤️— ASHLEY DEVONNA (@MsAshleyDevonna) July 26, 2020
The video was posted on Reddit's r/MadeMeSmile, with many users extending the same love to the young girl. The post has 145,000 upvotes and many users sent words of comfort to Kiley. A user commented, "Kiley may be crying but I'm bawling.. what a precious moment."
Many users commended the friends' ability to show up for their friend and be so empathetic. A user commented, "Really sweet of those girls to support their friend like that." Another user shared the sentiment, "The world would be a much better place if more people were like these girls. They are true role models. We should all strive to be so nice."