Viral: Bullied boy receives birthday Twitter messages from celebs


 Twitter has collectively come together to pay homage to the birthday of a very beloved little boy. 

Ollie has been suffering at the hands of a bully, so his amazing parents took to Twitter to ask the social media sphere to lend a hand in making his birthday extra special. 

'Strange request. Anyone know anyone famous/well known who could send Ollie a positive/9th birthday message,' his Dad tweeted. 

'The bully keeps saying to him that everything O has, he has bigger/better/more often. O excited for his birthday but keeps being told it won't be as good as his own.'

'I would be so grateful and I appreciate it is an odd request. Just would love someone to tell him he does mean something and bullying is not.'

The response was immediate, with Olympic athletes, YouTube superstars and TV personalities alike responding to the thread.

 'Guys this has gone crazy and I appreciate all the wonderful messages,' his Dad tweeted after the thread went viral. 

'No names have been mentioned other than me & my children. I just want to keep it like that, some people will know the bullies and I hope they keep names out of this.'

'I started this with no malice and certainly did not expect the reaction it has received.'

'I for one thank each & everyone of you. I will respond as and when I can, I promise. Please just be kind to each other'

One of our favourite responses came from Irish airline Aer Lingus.

The flight company tweeted Ollie a picture of one of their planes, and one Twitter user tried to call them out for it. 

In a Twitter triumph, they Tweeted back a hilariously sassy, passive aggressive response. 

Whoever is managing the Aer Lingus Twitter is a hero in our eyes. 

However, the biggest here in this story has to be Ollies amazing parents. 

We bet Ollie is going to have the best birthday ever on July 5.