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Boy asks for birthday cards, the internet delivers

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A Massachusetts boy who asked for cards for his birthday has received around 50,000 so far. (Source: WBZ/CNN) A Massachusetts boy who asked for cards for his birthday has received around 50,000 so far. (Source: WBZ/CNN)

FOXBORO, MA (WBZ/CNN) - There was a big birthday-eve party on Thursday for little Danny Nickerson, who's battling cancer.

The boy got more mail delivered to his hometown post office than all of Foxboro, MA combined.

Boxes and boxes full of birthday cards, all for the boy with the rare inoperable brain tumor who turns 6 Friday.

His mom said he had just one item on his birthday wish-list.

“When we said what do you want for your birthday, he said mail, I want mail. So he got mail,” Carley Nickerson, Danny’s mom said.

An army of friends and relatives have spent days shuttling the cards to his home.

Letters have been mailed from Aruba, TX and even from a squadron of marines from Afghanistan.

In all, Danny has received about 50,000 letters so far, with much more mail on the way.

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