Turning his world upside down
Nobody wants to feel left out or forgotten about.
But perhaps the worst day of all to be ditched by friends is your birthday. Once a year, there is a day that should be all about you. Even if you’re not a big birthday person, it’s nice to have friends and family send their warm wishes your way. Worst of all, however, would be planning a party for your big day only to have nobody show up.
That’s exactly what happened to one young boy, but he never imagined what would happen next. Thank goodness for the internet…
For his eighth birthday, Aaron Alambat decided to throw a Stranger Things-themed birthday party, and this boy paid perfect attention to detail.
From the Christmas lights on the walls to the killer birthday cake, this was the perfect party for a dedicated fan. There was even punch called Demogorgon’s Blood! While you’d think anyone would be thrilled to attend this party, that sadly wasn’t the case.
Aaron’s sister Ayen tweeted out a photos from the party with the sad news: “my brother invited 8 of his classmates for his stranger things themed bday party & none of their punk selves showed up”
El to the Rescue
Ayen’s tweet quickly went viral. In just three days, it racked up over 57K retweets and more than 272K likes.
Of course, in our connected world of viral stories, it was only a matter of time before this story made it to those who could make the biggest difference. Two days after Ayen’s original tweet, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown responded saying, “What!!!! Oh Well You can let them all know that everyone on behalf on Stranger things would’ve come! I think your awesome and next year I would like an invite… Please?”
Brown is no stranger to saving the day as her character Eleven on the hit Netflix show, but the 14-year-old actress and model just showed that she can be a hero in real life, too. Her tweet already has more than 473K likes and tons of replies, with various fans telling her she’s their idol. It’s amazing what her small act of kindness can do.
Obviously, Ayen and her friends were freaking out. And who wouldn’t? Millie Bobby Brown is one of the biggest teen breakout stars of the moment, and her career is only just beginning.
One Aaron caught wind of all the traction his sister’s tweet picked up, I’m sure it must have made him feel better about his birthday party that almost wasn’t. Who needs flaky friends when you have supportive celebrities on your side?
Ayen later tweeted back at Millie, “AARON LOVES YOU”. (We do, too).
But as it turns out, Millie wasn’t the only Stranger Things star to jump to action…