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Posted: February 28, 2017

#KinleyOnEllen: Twitter rallies behind girl, 6, after only one guest attends birthday party

Studio shot of birthday cake with lit candles (stock photo)
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Studio shot of birthday cake with lit candles (stock photo)

By Sarah Elsesser


Six-year-old Kinley Montgomery’s birthday party did not turn out as planned, and it went viral.

When only one guest showed up to the princess-themed party, Kinley’s older sister, Kelsey Patton, took to Twitter.

>> See the tweet here

This photo now has more than 1,200 replies, 12,000 retweets and 22,000 favorites. 

Kelsey, who lives in Champaign, Illinois, told Buzzfeed News that Kinley’s other friends had RSVPed, but didn’t show up that day. They tried to protect Kinley by telling her that her friends were sick. 

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According to Kelsey’s Twitter, people from across the world were wishing her sister a happy birthday and asking to send her cards. 

Now, Twitter users are calling on Ellen DeGeneres to throw Kinley a party. So far DeGeneres hasn’t responded, but Twitter isn’t giving up yet. They started #KinleyOnEllen.

Read more at Buzzfeed News.

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