Although Mitch's family didn't have a stable financial situation, he got expensive gifts and filling meals from the Owens family.
Mitch was so excited for his birthday party, and even more excited that he would get party favors, 2 pizzas, a cake, and table settings.
Mitch noticed his partner staring at his outfit; the last gift he ever received from his dad, and yelled, "What are you looking at?"
At lunch, Mitch made a joke about his partner's pants. His partner called him "Tweety Bird" and everyone laughed. They yelled 'Tweety Bird" after him as he ran away.
That night, no one showed up for Mitch's birthday party. Mitch was devastated. His mom comforted as he cried himself to sleep after writing this letter to his deceased dad
Dear Dad, Today was the worst. I wish you were here… then you could aid me on what to do. Today I wore my special outfit, the yellow one. Remember when you got that for me. I loved it. Today, as you know, was my birthday. I was super excited because Mom was gonna buy TWO pizzas. You’d be proud of her. She’s working two jobs for us. You’d be proud of me too! I help Mom with the babies and I learned how to cook scrambled eggs on Sunday. Anyway, someone made fun of my outfit and I was super embarrassed. No one came to my birthday. I know if you were still here, you would’ve taught those boys a lesson. You promised you would… but you didn’t. I really miss you. Please come back home! Tell Grandpa Rudy I love him! Love, your son, Mitch