Maple Leafs wish fan Happy Birthday!

...and they're not alone as 11 year-old Kade's father reaches out on Twitter
maple leafs Social media comes to the rescue, as the Leafs lead a barrage of well wishes for Kade! (© Mohamed Ahmed Soliman - Dreamstime.com)


This past Saturday evening, a boy from Newfoundland named Kade had his 11th birthday party. The decorations were hung and a cake decorated with his heroes, Toronto Maple Leafs' stars John Tavares and Mitch Marner, was made for the occasion. It should've been awesome, except... none of his invited guests showed up.

His father, Jason, decided to try to make the best of the situation by tweeting to his son's favourite Leafs to see if they could help cheer him up.

Did they respond? Yes! But that was only the beginning...

Rapid response

First came tweets from Marner...

...and Tavares.

And between those two — not to mention the promise of a surprise coming his way(!) — you get the impression that that would've been more than enough to turn Kade's birthday right around. But it didn't stop there...

He also got tweets from Leafs Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly, as well as the team itself. And other hockey players, like former All-Star Game MVP John Scott.

Wow! And then it got really intense!

Come together

He got tweets from LEGO Batman himself (and huge Leafs' fan) Will Arnett. Avengers director Joss Whedon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

And... Mr. Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill?!

Whoa! And maybe the best of all? He got tweets from hockey fans and everyday folks from Calgary to Halifax, California to Virginia, young and old.

In the end, hundreds of people wished him Happy Birthday.

How cool is that? Even without knowing what the Maple Leafs have in store for him as a surprise gift, that is an 11th birthday to remember! We think that his dad summed it up best.

Happy Birthday, Kade!


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  1. I wish I had something like that happening at birthday, except I still want my friends to come over !😉
    #Gomapleleafs

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