A Bullied Boy’s Dad Made A Birthday Plea On Twitter And This Happened

The internet can be magical at times. A father tweeted a small request about wishing his bullied son on his birthday and the response was overwhelming.

When Christopher Hope-Smith uploaded a small request on Twitter, he had no idea the internet would help him out like this.

Hope-Smith asked his followers if they knew anyone famous to wish his 8-year-old son, Ollie, on his birthday. Ollie had been bullied about his birthday. His father naturally didn’t want him to feel down on his special day.

“The bully keeps saying 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 it's own [sic]. Just would love someone to tell him he does mean something and bullying is not," he wrote on Twitter.




 Soon, these tweets went viral and the internet exhibited its power.

Hope-Smith’s message has been retweeted more than 8,000 times since it was posted and received messages from thousands of people, including celebrities, athletes, parliamentarians, radio jockeys, newscasters and even astronauts.

This is what hip-hop artist Stormzy had to say.


Australian actor Russell Crowe joined in.


A British Labour Party politician even invited Ollie on a trip to the Parliament.


ESA astronaut Tim Peake gave a really useful advice.


Famous Radio host, Sara Cox recorded a video message for Ollie.


Anti-bullying activist Monica Lewinsky rooted for the birthday boy.


Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba wished Ollie all the success.


Eric Keyes, the character designer for The Simpsons, drew a special Bart wishing him a great birthday.


The England soccer team also wished Ollie and invited him over for a game.


After all these amazing messages, Ollie’s mother posted a big thank you to everyone who made their sons day special on her husband’s account.


"I don't 'tweet' and always go on at him for spending too much time on Twitter!! However, this time I am completely overwhelmed by everyone's kind thoughts,” she wrote.

"You do not know what this means to me and will to Ollie when we show him. I have been battling with this matter for over a year and am only just now being listened to.

"It is heartbreaking listening to an 8-year-old think that he is worthless and 'shouldn't be here'. I know that we are definitely not the only ones in the world to be going through this but I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart 'Thank You' so much. You really don't know what this means, Natalie xx".

Hope-Smith also thanked everyone for all the support.





All of us at Carbonated.tv also want to join in Ollie on his special day too! Happy birthday, cheer up and never let anyone ever bring you down.

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