The Americas

Millions leap at party invite by Mexican rural family

Millions of people have accepted an invitation to a coming-out party for a girl in rural northern Mexico after the invite went viral.

The Ibarra family's invitation for their daughter's down-home 15th birthday party complete with horse races and local music groups was posted to a local web site.

Evidently the family's simple, sincere demeanor caused the invitation to go viral, even though the township of 10,000 where the family lives couldn't hold a tenth of the millions who watched, "liked" or otherwise responded.

Authorities in the northern state of San Luis Potosi said they were adding extra security measures for Rubi Ibarra's "Sweet 15' party on Dec. 26.

State congressman Roberto Segovia has said he wants Red Cross and state civil defense personnel be posted in the area.