Kade Foster recently celebrated his 11th birthday, but things didn't go quite as he had planned.


In a tweet that quickly went viral, Kade's dad reached out to his favorite hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, looking for a little backup after no one came to his son's birthday party.

When Leafs Captain John Tavares got word of the young fan, he decided to turn Kade's birthday into the best one he'd ever had.

Tavares called Kade on his actual birthday and invited him to come meet the team ahead of the next weekend's game!


The Leafs went all out for Kade's big day.


And it wasn't only the NHL team that sounded off on Twitter.

A bunch of celebrities, including Mark Hamill and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also sent their best wishes.






The National Women's Hockey League also told Kade he was more than welcome at any of their games, any time.


The Foster family took to Twitter once again a little bit later to thank everyone for turning Kade's birthday into such a memorable occasion.


Happy Birthday, Kade!

Hopefully there are even more great ones to come.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the "original six" teams in professional hockey. Together with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, they created the foundation for the modern NHL.

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