Birthday boy sits alone waiting for friends to show up – then Chuck E. Cheese staff hatch a plan

Birthday parties can be a stressful time for any parent; you put time and effort into organizing everything, send the invites out and watch your little person’s face as you wait for the guests to arrive.

For Angela Kazanis she had done just that; arranged a fun birthday party for her four-year-old Evan at Chuck E. Cheese, invited 30 guests and tried to calm her excited boy down – but the excitement quickly turned to sadness when nobody showed up!

Angela kept a brave face as she anxiously watched the door, but inside she was falling apart. Yet little did she know who was watching her go through this painful ordeal.

Employee Taylor Inzinna told Inside Edition that she was so upset watching the situation.


“I immediately ran to the kitchen and was so upset. [His mom] was handling it so much better than I was. … She held it together and never let Evan know for a second she was upset, which I think was super awesome.”.

Taylor could not stand by and do nothing so hatched a plan and took to Facebook to explain what had happened, asking if anyone would be willing to donate a gift for the sweet four-year-old. She was amazed by the response.

“Within three to four days, I had about 13 gifts [for Evan],” she said.

Taylor then called the boy’s mother and asked her to bring her son back.


What happened next would melt even the hardest of hearts. The generous employee created a party that Evan deserved with a cake, presents, and a fun-filled party with people who truly cared about him.

“The day he came back in, seeing the smile on his face was everything I wanted. I had one goal that day and my goal was to make sure that he left happy. And he left going, ‘Oh my God, Mom, this is the best day ever,'” she said.

Watch the awesome turn of events for sweet Evan in the video below.

What a wonderful example Taylor is. She didn’t have to get involved but her sweet, empathetic nature meant she naturally wanted to help. Please SHARE this story as a tribute to this wonderful young person!