A Twitter user by the name of @Hopenlesmyth recently requested his followers if they knew anyone famous to send his bullied son birthday wishes. The response he got to that request was more than overwhelming as the tweet went viral and many well-known celebrities wished the man’s 8-year-old son a Happy Birthday.
The user, also known as Christopher, had made the request after a bully in school kept saying that his birthday was much better than Christopher son’s. The incessant bullying dampened the young boy’s excitement for his own birthday, prompting the father to give his son a very uplifting birthday gift.
Strange request. Anyone know anyone famous/well known who could send Ollie a positive/9th birthday message. The bully keeps saying to him
— Christopher (@Hopenlesmyth) June 29, 2017
What Christopher didn’t expect was to get wishes from Hollywood star Russell Crowe, anti-bullying activist Monica Lewinsky, and Olympian Tom Bosworth.
Hey Ollie, heard it was your birthday. 9 years old eh? Congratulations, Happy Birthday !!
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) June 29, 2017
happy birthday, ollie! 🎂we’re rooting for you to have a gr8 day… + rooting for you always. hang in there! pic.twitter.com/EhG2HqGb2K
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) June 29, 2017
Hi Chris, saw ur message. Im not really famous but saw you’re Leeds based so please send Ollie a big happy birthday from a Leeds Olympian!
— Tom Bosworth (@TomBosworth) June 29, 2017
The Olympian even offered to send over send kits from the British Olympic team. Even the English football team as well as Manchester City and Arsenal FC chipped in with their wishes.
Happy birthday, Ollie! 🎂
Fancy coming to see us in September? Let us know and we’ll make it happen. 👍
— England (@England) June 29, 2017
Hopefully we can help #passonthepositive, Christopher 👏
Have a brilliant 9th birthday Ollie, from all of us here at Arsenal 🎈 pic.twitter.com/vucpAdtqx6
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 29, 2017
Simpsons artist Eric Keyes sent a special gift for the soon to be 9-year-old.
— Eric Keyes (@monkeyes) June 29, 2017
Christopher was extremely grateful to all the people who had sent in their wishes for his son and said that he would show his son all the tweets on his birthday on July 5.