Internet Comes to Rescue of Bullied 9-Year Old: Read the Moving Birthday Tweets!
Twitter can be a wonderful place.
Unfortunately, there's no place safe from bullies, and Twitter is just as full of vicious trolls as everywhere else. (And no, we don't just mean the current President of the United States and his infamous tweets)
That's why it is so, so nice to see Twitter used as a powerful force for good — even if the only person being directly helped is a British 9-year-old.
See, Ollie has one of those almost over-the-top bullies, as many 9-year-olds do, who wants to impress upon him that nothing that he does for his birthday could possibly measure up to the bully's own celebrations.
We all know how that goes — some little kid wants to make another little kid feel like he can't measure up. It's the exact same motivation behind why adults are nasty to each other, basically.
So, Ollie's dad Christopher took to Twitter to ask for people to ask any celebrities, major or minor, to send a pleasant birthday message in Ollie's direction to give the 9-year-old a much-needed boost.
That's not unreasonable — there are grown-ass adults who tweet at celebrities to ask for a birthday shout-out. This seems a great deal worthier, you know?
But Christopher and his wife Natalie clearly never expected the kind of response that they received. Take a look at these tweets, and know that we saved the best — or, at least, the most famous — for last.