Odin might need a bigger cake! Thousands of strangers turn out to help a 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s celebrate his birthday after none of his classmates RSVP’d to his birthday party [Video]

Odin just turned 13 – he has Asperger’s Syndrome and is bullied and taunted at school for it. So, I guess it was no surprise when virtually no one from his school would come to his birthday party. His mom put out a request on Facebook and the next thing you know, over 5,000 happy bday texts came in for Odin – many from celebrities. Hundreds of people showed up at the bowling alley where his party was and showered him with gifts. Go Canada!


Special moment: Odin Camus and his mom Melissa celebrated his 13th birthday
with hundreds of kind strangers who showered him with presents at his party held at a
bowling alley in Ontario, Canada.

From the Daily Mail:

Thousands of strangers – including Carrie Underwood and Elijah Wood – saved the birthday of a 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome by sending him well wishes and presents after learning that no one from his school had RSVP’d to his party.

After Odin Camus, from Ontario, Canada, learned that he wouldn’t have any friends coming to his birthday celebration last Friday, his mom Melissa asked members of a local Facebook group to text her teenage son on his new cell phone to help lift his spirits. She also created a Facebook event for his bowling alley birthday party and welcomed anyone who wanted to come.

Not only did Odin receive more than 5,000 ‘happy birthday’ text messages and calls from around the world, he was also joined at his party by hundreds of people who kindly showered him with presents.

In her Facebook message, Melissa explained that ‘Odin has some difficulty making friends’ because of his Asperger’s, which is an autistic disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction.

She admitted that her son has been bullied by his peers in the past and has struggled to fit into school life as well as some of his classmates.

However, Odin felt nothing but love on the night of his birthday.

Soon after his mom shared her message on Facebook, local news website PTBO Canada sent Odin a special message, while the hashtag #odinbirthday began trending on Twitter, grabbing the attention of celebrities, Canadian sports teams and even one politician.

‘Heard about a sweet boy named Odin & his birthday,’ singer Carrie Underwood tweeted.

She added: ‘Really proud of Peterborough for making it special! Happy birthday, buddy! #odinbirthday [sic].’

Actor Elijah Wood added: ‘Happy Birthday, Odin!’

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Canadian politician Justin Trudeau sent the teen a message, writing: ‘Wishing Odin a very happy 13th birthday today!

‘Hope you have a great day. Bonne fête! #OdinBirthday [sic].’

Odin also received tweets from Toronto sports teams such as the Blue Jays and the Raptors.

Before his party, Odin told CTV Toronto that he was pleasantly surprised by the public reaction to his birthday.

‘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.

On Friday night, Melissa took to Twitter to let everyone know that her son had a fabulous birthday.

‘This is Odins mom, Mel. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has sent msgs!

‘As Odin says- BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!THANK YOU ALL! [sic]’ she wrote.

The kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me. They took what could have been a very sad event for this boy and made it the best birthday he has ever had. Even politicians got into the act. Twitter went viral over Odin’s birthday and videos also came in wishing him a wonderful celebration. Odin has Autism and has trouble making friends because of it, but there are many out there who look past the difficulties and cherish the being within. I know you had a wonderful birthday Odin… wish my family could have been there to help you celebrate.


Sports stars: Toronto Blue Jays players Josh Donaldson and Aaron Sanchez were photographed
wishing Odin a happy 13th birthday.


Friendly neighbors: Odin posed with the Peterborough Police canine and the department’s constable Tim Fish.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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