Boy with "no friends" gets 1-day deal with hockey team

Michigan boy who said he didn't have friends gets 1-day deal with hockey team

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Colin, 11, is pictured with the Kalamazoo Wings in a photo posted to the "Happy BIrthday Colin" Facebook page created by his mother. Colin, 11, is pictured with the Kalamazoo Wings in a photo posted to the "Happy BIrthday Colin" Facebook page created by his mother.

A Michigan boy who said he didn't want an 11th birthday party because he had no friends is getting a new gig.

Professional hockey player.

Colin and his family were surprised by players, coaches and representatives of the Kalamazoo Wings at a restaurant Tuesday. The team presented the boy, from Richland, Mich., with a one-day contract that will allow him to join the Wings for their home game Sunday.

Colin has a condition similar to Asperger's syndrome that makes it difficult to relate to peers. When he told her he didn't want a party she asked why. His response would break almost any mom's heart.

He respond with "Mom, who am I going to invite? I don't have any friends".

So she hoped to prove just how many friends he had by creating a "Happy Birthday Colin" page. She said in February that she hoped for 50 likes. She got over 2 million. He also received thousands of cards.

Colin told the Kalamazoo Gazette that the outpouring of affection has "been very heartwarming."

"I was not expecting this," Colin told the newspaper. "I knew we were going to the restaurant, but I was not expecting the rest."

The one-day contract will allow Colin to get his own jersey, drop the game puck and sit on the bench with the players, according to the newspaper.

See the pictures from Colin meeting the team from the Kalamazoo Gazette.

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