The Internet Is Wishing This 9-Year-Old Happy Birthday And Here's Why

30 June 2017, 12:51 | Updated: 30 June 2017, 12:53

Happy Birthday Ollie

By Alice Westoby

A whole host of famous faces have taken to Twitter to wish 9-year-old Ollie a happy birthday.

If you spent any time at all on Twitter yesterday, you would have definitely noticed the great and good of the internet wishing someone called Ollie a happy birthday.

Ollie is 9-years-old and his dad took to the micro-blogging site in a plea for birthday wishes for his son after a bully put him down. His dad Christopher's initial thread of tweets read as follows...

"Strange request. Anyone know anyone famous/well known who could send Ollie a positive/9th birthday message. 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 ownI would be so grateful and I appreciate it is an odd request. Just would love someone to tell him he does mean something & bullying is not."

The message spread gradually with Christopher's followers and other random users sending their kind birthday wishes over to little Ollie. 

But before long, the tweets had gone full blown viral and some famous faces got involved with words of encouragement, birthday love, kind gestures and even video messages.

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Two of our lovely Heart presenters Sian Welby and James Stewart sent their thoughts to Ollie and Sian even dedicated a song on the radio to the birthday boy.


Other well wishes from the world of showbiz included a special tweet from grime artist Stormzy, astronaut Tim Peake, Youtubers Zoella and Alfie Deyes and even the England football team who have invited Ollie to go and watch a game in September - very cool!

Happy Birthday Ollie! Don't let the bullies win and feel extra special on this birthday, the whole internet is thinking of you.