Let’s spread some festive cheer. Send a Christmas card to Britain’s loneliest schoolboy!

Think your childhood was odd? I’m willing to bet it’s got nothing on this boy’s life.

Meet Aron, the loneliest schoolboy ever. Aron lives on the tiny island of Out Skerries hundreds of miles off the coast of Scotland and is literally the only pupil at his school. It wasn’t always like that, but from this year, Aron is actually the only school boy on the whole island.


During the school day, Aron has one teacher, two classrooms, a craft room, music room and a library all to himself. When the bell rings, he has the entire playground for himself.

“This is going to be his first winter as the only pupil so it’s hard to tell how it will be for him,” Aron’s mother Denise said. “I do feel sorry for Aron being all by himself at school — but he really is happy. Spending a lot of time with adults has made him quite grown-up, but he does enjoy trips to the mainland to meet other children.”

This is where Aron lives:

Aron’s bizarre situation touched many hearts all over the world, and with Christmas just around a corner, Reddit community decided to do something nice for this lonely boy.

You too can join this wonderful campaign by sending Aron a Christmas card. And please, SHARE this story with your friends and family so they can send it too.

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