When None Of The Invited Kids Turned Up At This Boy’s Birthday, His Favorite Hockey Team Made His Day

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.

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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.”

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.

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.

Even though the team lost 3-2, it was a huge win for Kade and his family at the end.

Verse of the Day

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)

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