Last month, Damien Smith and his parents had just moved to a new town — old buddies had been left behind in Coquitlam, and with the existing pandemic, the nine-year-old worried it was going to be a lonely birthday.
“He didn’t understand anybody here,” said Damien’s mom Tiffanie Trudell. “He had no buddies here. He doesn’t have the skills to make new buddies because he’s so shy.”
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Damien Smith, 9, got some big surprises for his ninth birthday, one he thought he would spend alone. – Facebook
His parents knew they had to do something. So in mid-October, Trudell and Damien’s dad Thomas Smith put the message out on social media to send all they could, cards, messages, anything to lift up the boy’s spirits in their new home of Salmon Arm.
First came the snail mail, piles of it. In ……
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