When none of his invited friends came to his birthday party, his favorite hockey team turned up to surprise him and make all his dreams come true.
Jason Foster and his wife were all geared up to celebrate their son’s 11th birthday, but since none of their invited guests showed up, Foster took to Twitter to ask people to show his some love.
Foster shared a picture of his son Kade at the birthday party last weekend, proudly repping the Toronto Maple Leafs with his Leafs shirt and a custom cake. He tagged the team, as well as Leafs players Mitchell Marner and John Tavares.
He wrote, “My son Kade had his 11th birthday party last night. None of his invited friends came. 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.”
My son Kade had his 11th birthday party last night. None of his invited friends came. 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. @Marner93 @91Tavares @MapleLeafs #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/kn0vP1l6z8
— Jason Foster (@NLWildlife) November 3, 2019
Foster received a flood of responses from thousands of people including “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill, actor Ben Stiller and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Then the Maple Leafs noticed the tweet and did something awesome for the boy: they flew the birthday boy and his family from their home in Newfoundland to Toronto for the Leafs’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
A special birthday celebration 🎉#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/hOsZmgS5eP
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 9, 2019
Kade saw the morning skate and also met the team in their locker room and a video posted by the team shows him meeting players like Jason Spezza, Morgan Rielly and others.
If that wasn’t enough, Kade was also serenaded by fans, Leafs mascot Carlton the bear, wheeled out a Maple Leafs-themed cake as the entire Scotiabank Arena sang “Happy Birthday” to Kade.
.@CarltonTheBear with a special delivery for Kade 🎂#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/jGDOrZtxRE
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 10, 2019
Even though the team lost 3-2, it was a huge win for Kade and his family at the end.