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Odin's birthday celebrated by social media supporters

03/20/2015 09:11 EDT | Updated 05/20/2015 05:59 EDT
Strangers from across the Toronto area and the world turned to social media Friday, reaching out to a birthday boy who was upset after no one RSVP'd to his birthday party. 

Odin, who lives in Peterborough, Ont., turned 13 today. But after no one said they'd come to his party, his mom went online — inviting anyone who wanted to show up to the party at a local bowling alley. 

She noted that Odin, who has Asperger's syndrome, "struggles with bullying." 

The hashtag #odinbirthday soon exploded with activity — with best wishes pouring in from notables including the Toronto Raptors, the Toronto Blue Jays, some Nickelodeon TV stars, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and actor Elijah Wood. 

His mother recently posted an update,  saying she's overwhelmed by the response.

"As Odin says, best birthday ever," she tweeted. "Thank you all." 


 

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