On Sunday, Jason Foster tweeted a photo of his son, Kade Foster, standing in front of his Leafs-themed birthday cake at his 11th birthday party last night.
“None of his invited friends came,” the tweet read. “I’m asking my Twitter friends to show him some love today. If you have a minute, please send him a birthday wish.”
Hockey fans across Twitter reached out to say “Happy Birthday” to Kade, including Marner and Tavares who mentioned that the Maple Leafs had a “surprise gift” for the young fan.
Happy birthday ya beast!!
— morgan rielly (@mriles4) November 3, 2019
Happy birthday Kade! Love the cake:)
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) November 3, 2019
Wishing Kade the happiest of birthdays!
Your pal, Mar pic.twitter.com/86tZwfP0qB
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 3, 2019
Happy Birthday Kade! Your cake looks delicious!
— Christina Marleau (@c_marleau) November 3, 2019
Happy Birthday Kade! Sweeeeeet cake. We know those guys.
— Newfoundland Growlers (@NLGrowlers) November 3, 2019
Hey Kade, Happy Birthday buddy! We want to treat you to one of our #Beauts games here in Buffalo this season. We’d love to have you and your family attend! Please send us a DM and we’ll make this happen. Our players would love to meet you!
— Buffalo Beauts (@BuffaloBeauts) November 3, 2019
Happy birthday Kade! It’s okay that I’m not on your cake, those two guys are pretty good too. Hope you have a good day buddy
— John Scott (@johnscott_32) November 3, 2019
Happy Birthday buddy! Wicked shirt.
— Bob Hallett (@bobhallett) November 3, 2019
Happy birthday, Kade! pic.twitter.com/WJ2XuLFDoh
— Tetris (@Tetris_Official) November 3, 2019
Jason took to Twitter later in the day on Sunday to thank everyone who sent Kade a message.
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” he wrote in the tweet. “He is an amazing son and he will never forget this day.”
We can’t comprehend what has happened today. Kade and the rest of us are just amazed. To EVERYONE who sent Kade a message – thank you from the bottom of our hearts. He is an amazing son and he will never forget this day. @MapleLeafs @Marner93 @91Tavares @NLGrowlers
— Jason Foster (@NLWildlife) November 3, 2019