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Strangers Crowdfund Birthday Party Do-Over For Toddler After Two ‘Karens’ Destroyed The First One

Adrianna Moreno/YouTube

You know what they say—on your birthday, it’s your party, and you can cry if you want to.

But if a couple of Karens get their hands on the decorations and the cake and the presents, there won’t be much of a party left to cry over.

This past weekend, two party-crashing Karens appeared outside of their apartment building where a small birthday party was being hosted for a three-year-old toddler from the housing community.

Claiming the party was taking place too close to their residence, the two Karens took matters into their own hands to distance the party from their homes… by destroying it.

Adrianna Moreno, one of the toddler’s aunts, was able to record much of the incident and shared it on Instagram. Though it was unclear what spurred the two women on, their destruction is all available on video.

You can watch the video here: 

In the video, the two women destroyed the entire arrangement of the party by flipping tables, destroying food and gifts and dragging the table and chairs across the lawn.

In response, Moreno set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to host a new party for the toddler.

Because the furniture was rented, and much of it was damaged after being pulled across the lawn, some of the money will also need to go toward repaying the supplier.

In the caption of her video, Moreno reflected: 

“This is what happened to us last night, minding our own business:”

“They had the audacity to start throwing our stuff. No one was bothering them; it was an apartment complex property.”

“Apparently they thought they owned everything.”

“Cops came and nothing was done. Now my family and all have to pay for the damages they did, because all of those chairs and tables were rented.”

People were appalled at the two women’s behavior, especially at a child’s birthday party.

Though the family originally requested just $1,250 to repay damages and arrange a new party, concerned netizens donated more than $8,200.

Moreno updated the post, stating they would be able to use the additional funds to move the family out of the toxic apartment complex and into a nicer community, better suited for the three-year-old child.

Sure, it can be frustrating when there’s a party going on near your home that gets too loud. But a child’s birthday party on communal property?

It seems these two Karens were probably looking for something to do during the pandemic more than anything else.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.