NHL Team Throws Party For Fan After No Friends Come To His Birthday

NHL Team Celebrates 11-Year-Old’s Birthday After No One Came To His Party

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After a disappointing birthday, a Toronto hockey fan’s favorite NHL team rallied to give him a special day

When Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan Kade had a party for his 11th birthday, none of the friends he invited came.

That’s when his dad posted a photo of Kade to Twitter, asking his followers for birthday wishes for the poor kiddo.

And boy did Twitter come through. The tweet went viral, and Kade received happy birthday messages from all corners of the globe. But maybe the most exciting people to see the tweet were members of his favorite hockey team, the Leafs. They decided that the 11-year-old deserved a better party, and a surprise he would remember for the rest of his life.

Aside from inviting Kade and his family to watch a morning practice skate, they were invited to a sold-out game where the Leafs also had their mascot on hand, plus a birthday cake and gifts. It seriously looked like the party of any hockey-loving 11-year-old’s dreams.

Kade, his dad, and his sister all visited the stadium, where they got to meet members of the team and watch them practice, something many fans would never get to experience.