LIFE

Dad Appeals To Celebrities On Twitter To Send Birthday Message To Bullied Son, The Reaction Is Incredible

This is ah-mazing. 💕

30/06/2017 6:47 PM AEST | Updated 01/07/2017 12:58 AM AEST

Celebrities including Stormzy, Russell Crowe, Dawn French and Jason Manford have stepped up to wish a bullied nine-year-old boy a happy birthday.

The boy’s dad tweeted on Thursday 29 June to appeal to celebs and well-known people to send his son, Ollie, a positive birthday message.

Christopher (@Hopenlesmyth) said a bully keeps putting his son down and telling him his birthday wouldn’t be good. 

“I would love someone to tell [my son] he does mean something and bullying is not okay,” the dad tweeted.

Within a couple of hours, the dad’s initial tweet was retweeted more than 5,000 times. Within 24 hours it had more than 10,000 retweets. 

Celebrities, well-known people, sportspeople, actors and actresses, comedians, TV presenters and vlogging stars sent touching words to Ollie.

Here are just a few of the celebrities who have taken part.

And SO many more, which you can view on the whole Twitter thread here

Ollie’s mum later went on her husband’s Twitter account to thank everyone for their wishes.

Isn’t Twitter amazing, sometimes.

Also on HuffPost
MORE:

NOT HAPPY, DON


Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

A City Torn Apart By Police Brutality Marches For Healing And Justice

Justine Damond, also known as Justine Ruszczyk, from Sydney, is seen in this 2015 photo released by Stephen Govel Photography in New York, U.S., on July 17, 2017. Courtesy Stephen Govel/Stephen Govel Photography/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

For Shocked Australians, America's Gun Nightmare Hits Home

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19: (AUSTRALIA OUT) The family of Justine Damond (L-R) her sister-in-law Katarina Ruszczyk, brother Jason Ruszczyk and parents John Ruszczyk and Maryan Heffernan are seen during a vigil for their daughter at Freshwater Beach on July 19, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Ms Damond was shot dead by police responding to her 911 call about a disturbance near her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. (Photo by Kate Geraghty/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

All The People Trump Attacks In His 50-Minute New York Times Interview

US President Donald Trump speaks about the Senate health care bill during a lunch with members of the US military in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 18, 2017.Trump railed Tuesday against dissenters in his party who dashed his months-long effort to dismantle Barack Obama's landmark health care law. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)