Faye Norris was serious about celebrating her son's birthday. Each year, Faye would show up at Harley's school dressed in costume. One year she went as Spiderman. Another time she was Scooby Doo. And another time she showed up in full superhero regalia, along with colorful balloons and--get this--a horse and carriage. “She didn’t ever feel embarrassed. She didn’t care what she looked like as long as he was happy,” Faye's sister Kelly said.
This is truly beautiful.Posted by The Mirror on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This is truly beautiful.
When Faye's life was tragically cut short because her boyfriend was allegedly driving recklessly, her absence was palpable. Especially for Harley. “I promised I’d help look after Harley and make sure all his birthdays were special," Kelly said. And boy, did she fulfill that promise.
“Because this year was his first birthday without his mum I just wanted it to be special for him"Posted by Getwestlondon on Friday, May 15, 2015
“Because this year was his first birthday without his mum I just wanted it to be special for him"
For his 10th birthday, the first that his mom wouldn't be able to commemorate, Kelly didn't just come to Harley's school in costume; she arrived with an entourage of dressed-up friends and family. Months before, she had posted on Facebook looking for volunteers and was met with about 20 real-life superheroes who were up for the task.
Family of young mum killed in car crash surprise her son on his birthday in fancy dress http://t.co/O3VuIWDo45 pic.twitter.com/x9pShx9gXB— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) September 1, 2015
Family of young mum killed in car crash surprise her son on his birthday in fancy dress http://t.co/O3VuIWDo45 pic.twitter.com/x9pShx9gXB
From Ninja Turtles to pirates to a Minion, it was quite a cast of characters. “Harley came out, and we shouted ‘surprise’ and squirted him with silly string,” said Kelly. “Then, we set off a heart-shaped balloon for Faye.”
Harley now lives with his dad, a different man than the speeding driver, but Kelly shares guardianship with him. Kelly's biggest challenge? Topping this year's celebration for Harley's birthday next year.
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