Bullied Kid Receives Hundreds Of Celebrity Birthday Messages After Tweet Goes Viral
30 June 2017, 12:36
Zoella, Russell Crowe and Stormzy were among the well-wishers after young Ollie's Dad posted a message on social media earlier this week.
Well, if anything is going to brighten up your week, it is this story.
Earlier this week (June 28th), a Twitter user named Christopher posted a heartfelt request on behalf of his son Ollie who has been having a rough time with bullies at school:
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
that everything O has, he has bigger/better/more often. O excited for his birthday but keeps being told it won't be as good as his own— Christopher (@Hopenlesmyth) June 29, 2017
I would be so grateful and I appreciate it is an odd request. Just would love someone to tell him he does mean something & bullying is not— Christopher (@Hopenlesmyth) June 29, 2017
Well, wonderfully, within just a few hours, the tweet had really taken off, with over 12k Retweets and 30k likes at the time of writing. TV presenters, YouTube stars, musicians and more began sending their birthday wishes. In short, it was pretty damn amazing.
Here are just a few of the many huge names who send their love on Twitter to young Ollie:
Happy birthday Ollie! You're a lil legend. Don't watch the bullies they always end up being the biggest wastemen later in life— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) June 29, 2017
Happy birthday, Ollie!— England (@England) June 29, 2017
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Hey Ollie, heard it was your birthday. 9 years old eh? Congratulations, Happy Birthday !!— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) June 29, 2017
Happy Birthday Ollie pic.twitter.com/0TRdpel3zP— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) June 29, 2017
Ollie---have a great birthday. You've got a great Dad. And remember people are really lucky to have you as a friend.— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) June 29, 2017
a big group of people the other side of the World to say a big Happy Birthday to Ollie from Kenya pic.twitter.com/gCq3XWLnZT— Matthew Norton (@Memusi_Matt) June 29, 2017
Happy birthday Ollie from middle earth. Hope you have a great day and the best year ever. Lots of love, Peregrine 'Pippin' Took x— Billy Boyd (@BillyBoydActor) June 29, 2017
Follow the original thread on Twitter to see the hundreds (yes, hundreds) of well-wishers who came through. Don't know about you guys but our faith in the world just got pretty restored.
Happy Birthday Ollie, we're sure you are gonna have an awesome day!