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Odin Camus Had An Amazing Birthday, Thanks To The Internet

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The Internet did a good thing Friday.

Canadians rallied around teen Odin Camus after no one RSVP'ed to his birthday party.

His mother posted a message on Facebook earlier in the day, urging people to wish happy birthday on social media and attend his party at a bowling alley in Peterborough, Ont.

Not only did social media users send their wishes, they made the day truly unforgettable for the 13-year-old.

Odin, who has Asperger's syndrome, told CTV News how much the acts of kindness meant to him.

"I think it’s amazing how so many people actually care because not a lot of people where I used to live cared about my birthday,” he said.

The birthday boy told the news network he received about 4,000 text messages from as far away as Russia and India. On Twitter, #Odin and #OdinBirthday were trending across Canada for much of the day.

Despite his mother's fear no one would show up, Odin arrived to a full house at his bowling party.

Here are some highlights from Odin's special day:

He got a sweet ride to his party:

Presents!

Internet messages came from across the globe:

Sports personalities also chimed in:

Officers did their duty:

He even received a shoutout from Sears Canada!

The Royal Ontario Museum wasn't going to miss out on all the fun:

Members of the media weren't far behind:

Justin Trudeau sent his well-wishes:

Odin made our day, too.

Hope you had the perfect day buddy, you deserve it.

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