Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews and John Tavares helped Kade Foster have a happy 11th birthday after all.
The Toronto Maple Leafs forwards sent well wishes to the boy after his dad's tweet, lamenting the fact none of his invited friends attended his birthday party went viral Sunday.
Foster's dad Jason shared a photo of the boy in a Maple Leafs shirt and team-themed cake, where he shared his disappointment that none of Kade's friends showed up for his 11th birthday party. He closed it by asking for positive thoughts from from Toronto and its fans.
Tavares and Marner each hinted that they'd been planning a surprise celebration for Kade's birthday in the not-so-distant future, and Matthews was certain to send a tweet wishing him a happy birthday.
The outpouring of support, which also included tweets from Maple Leafs fans, media members and hockey fans across North America, left Foster inspired.