Brookelyn Schermann could barely contain her excitement as her fifth birthday party approached, but her anticipation quickly turned to sadness when she found herself alone.
But then the best friend swooped in to bail her out, and help her blow out her candles.
Brookelyn was saving her pizza and cake for her classmates at her party earlier this month before realizing she was a party of one.
Her mother, Anna Schermann, was "pretty disappointed" that no one even considered showing up for Brookelyn’s special day.
“I handed out the invitations to her teacher but once the date started to come closer, I saw that no one was getting back to me and I started to get real worried,” Schermann told InsideEdition.com.
Brookelyn’s sister Brianna walked around the aquarium where her party was held to distract her, but the little girl's face was fixed in a frown.
“I kept hoping and hoping someone was going to come. I started to think maybe it was the muggy weather we were having, but I just didn’t want to make it into a big deal,” Schermann said.
And that's when Bryce showed up, and Brookelyn's eyes — and spirits — lit up.
“Once she saw Bryce, it was over,” Schermann told InsideEdition.com. “She forgot about everyone [else].”
The pair had a blast running around the aquarium where they played and ate yummy cake together.
Brianna told her little sister’s story on Twitter with a few adorable photos of a beaming Brookelyn and Bryce. She never expect her tweet to receive so much attention.
Brooke invited her whole class and not one showed up. When her bff Bryce came her attitude went from sad to happy?Thank god for bestfriends! pic.twitter.com/UathHgRqKv— Brianna Schermann (@brianna__so_yea) December 5, 2016
Bryce and Brookelyn have known each other since they were in diapers and have been best friends since then.
With a friend like Bryce, it's safe to say that quality is better than quantity.