A Canadian boy was injured when none of his friends came to his birthday party this weekend – but dozens of celebrities, politicians, and hockey players made it a happy birthday on Twitter.
Jason Foster from Newfoundland tweeted Sunday that his son, Kade, was holding his 11th birthday on Saturday, but none of the friends he had invited showed up for the festivities.
He asked & # 39; Twitter friends & # 39; to send him congratulations and tag some hockey players in the mail – and they delivered.
Poor man: Kade Foster & # 39; s 11th birthday this weekend. His father Jason Foster tweeted that no one was coming and asked & # 39; Twitter friends & # 39; to send him a birthday wish
Biggest fan: the Toronto Maple Leafs, which his father tagged, wished him a happy birthday
Stand-up guy: he also got congratulations from Leafs player Mitchell Marner
Yay! Another player tagged in the tweet, John Tavares, teased a surprise
Make up for it: Leads player Jeff O & # 39; Neill also tweeted a comment
This much! Auston Matthews, who is central to the team, also tweeted
Leafs player Morgan Rielly tweeted: & # 39; Happy birthday ya beast !! & # 39;
Roar! The team mascot, Carlton the Bear, also took action
Yes! Adam Henrique, now from the Anaheim Ducks and previously from the New Jersey Devils, also said that he was sending something special
& # 39; My son Kade had his 11th birthday last night. None of his invited friends came. That hurts. & # 39; Jason wrote.
Thankful: the original tweet was liked 177,900 times and Jason said his son was blown away by the answer
& # 39; I ask my Twitter friends to show him some love today. Please send him a birthday wish. & # 39;
Kade is probably a big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL team, which Jason has tagged. He also included two of the team's players, Mitchell Marner and John Tavares.
Both Marner and Tavares responded and sent Kade happy birthday wishes.
Their teammates Auston Matthews, Jeff O & Neill and Morgan Rielly also tweeted, as did teams such as the Carolina Hurricanes.
They weren't the only ones: quite a few other hockey players in various competitions, including retired NHL player John Scott, the Anaheim Ducks & Adam Henrique, and the NWHL & Ana Orzechowski
Score! Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a balloon emoji
So many stars! Ben Stiller placed his star stamp of approval on the trending tweet
The power: Mark Hamill wished him a happy birthday with a Star Wars GIF
Batman says happy birthday! Will Arnett used a GIF from his Lego alter ego
Breaking news: Jake Tapper joked that it was the best story of today
He received shout-outs from the official Toronto Maples Leafs account, as well as from the team mascot, Carlton the Bear.
Celebrities such as Will Arnett, Ben Stiller, Mark Hamill, Morgan Fairchild and Dog the Bounty Hunter tweet, as well as brands such as Pepsi and Build-a-Bear
Even Canadian politicians started the campaign, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeting him a happy birthday.
The original tweet has been liked 177,900 times and Jason said his son was blown away by the answer.
& # 39; We cannot understand what happened today. Kade and the rest of us are just surprised. To EVERYONE who sent Kade a message – thank you very much. He is a wonderful son and he will never forget this day & # 39 ;, he wrote.
Group effort: other teams, players, celebs and brands have also shared tweets
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