Famous Folks Blow up Twitter With Birthday Messages to Bullied Son at Father’s Request
Mark Hamill tweeted a message with a Star Wars theme. “Happy Birthday Ollie!” he tweeted. “Ignore the sad people who bully you & know you are loved by family & friends-The Force is w/ YOU-always!”
Hey Ollie, heard it was your birthday. 9 years old eh? Congratulations, Happy Birthday !!— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) June 29, 2017
Even real space men took time off from their celestial duties to wish Ollie a happy birthday. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sang his message.
@Hopenlesmyth Happy Birthday Ollie! Ignore the sad people who bully you & know you are loved by family & friends-The Force is w/ YOU-always!— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 30, 2017
Singer Dionne Warwick wrote a tweet instead of singing it. “Ollie! Happy birthday! 9 years old is a fun age!” she tweeted. “I hope your day was all that you dreamed. Shoot for the stars and always be kind. xx”
Happy 9th birthday, Ollie! pic.twitter.com/vjDGha6XtM— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) June 30, 2017
The messages heartened Ollie’s mom, Natalie Hope-Smith. She borrowed her husband’s Twitter account to thank everyone for their kindnesses. “Hi, I’m Ollie’s mum (married to Chris),” she tweet.ed “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 everyones (sic) kind thoughts. 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 definately (sic) 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.” In response to the overwhelming retweets to a father’s birthday wish for his son, Chris Hope-Smith made his Twitter account protected. For an update on the birthday messages, follow @Hopenlesmyth.
Ollie! Happy birthday! 9 years old is a fun age! I hope your day was all that you dreamed. Shoot for the stars and always be kind. ✨? xx— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) June 30, 2017