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Dad Enlists Celebrities to Wish His Bullied Son a Happy Birthday

Social media so often seems like a swirling cesspool of humanity that we tend to forget how it can help people band together for something like making a bullied kid feel special on his birthday. When Christopher Hope Smith discovered his son Ollie was being harassed about his upcoming ninth birthday, he took to social media to enlist some help. The UK-based dad explained on Twitter that his son was bummed because a bully had told him his birthday would not be fun, and asked if anyone famous or well known would wish Ollie well. Christopher’s tweets for help quickly went viral, getting thousands of responses from folks of all stripes, including Olympians, comedians, dogs wearing tiny hats, and even Australia’s surliest Academy Award winner Russel Crowe.

Sara Cox, one of the biggest radio DJs in England, sent Ollie a birthday video.

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