Kade Foster was excited to celebrate his 11th birthday earlier this month, but his birthday party didn’t go as planned. When none of Kade’s friends showed up to his party, his dad, Jason, tweeted, “That hurt. I’m asking my Twitter friends to show him some love today. If you have a minute, please send him a birthday wish.”
Kade is a big Maple Leafs hockey fan, so his dad tagged two players – Mitch Marner and John Tavares – in the hopes that they would wish his son a happy birthday. In fact, Kade’s birthday was Maple Leafs themed, complete with a Maple Leafs cake.
Internet Rallies to Wish Kade Foster a Happy Birthday After No One Shows Up to His Party
Mitch Marner responded to the birthday request with a sweet message, saying, “wanted to wish my friend Kade a Happy 11th Birthday! Your friends from the Maple Leafs have a surprise gift coming your way!”
Tavaras also responded, saying, “Happy 11th Birthday Kade! All your friends on the team look forward to celebrating with you. I’m hearing it’s going to be quite a surprise.”
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Justin Trudeau, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Other Celebrities Wish Kade Foster a Happy Birthday
It wasn’t just Maple Leafs’ players who responded with te birthday wish – Mark Hamill, Ben Stiller, Build-A-Bear, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Zach Braff, and thousands more send Kade sweet birthday wishes.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded:
Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill had this to say:
Will Arnett chimed in:
And the official Maple Leafs Twitter account sent a message, noting how much they loved his cake:
After getting so many responses, Kade’s dad wrote a follow-up tweet, saying, “We can’t comprehend what has happened today. Kade and the rest of us are just amazed. To everyone who sent Kade a message – thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
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