Molly Povey with her son Roman Povey who was sent birthday cards from around the world. See SWNS story SWCARDS: A mum whose seven-year-old son doesn’t have any friends put an appeal out on Facebook for birthday cards – and was inundated with them from around the world. Distressed Molly Povey, 42, wrote an emotional plea online after her son Roman said he struggled to make pals at school. He used to cry himself to sleep at night because he has no mates and had received just one party invitation from the kids at school his whole life. His mum says the difficulties stem from his shyness and problems with his speech.