Pinoy kid gets support from ‘Stranger Things’ stars, other celebs after classmates skipped his birthday party
One kid in California got immense support from the stars of the hit Netflix show “Stranger Things,” apart from other celebrities, after none of his classmates showed up for his birthday party.
Ayen Alambat, who resides in California, shared that his brother Aaron invited eight of his classmates to join him on his “Stranger Things”-themed party. Unfortunately, not one attended the affair.
“[M]y brother invited 8 of his classmates for his stranger things themed bday party & none of their punk selves showed up,” Alambat posted on Twitter Sunday. Her post has since gone viral with 62,000 retweets and 288,000 likes.
my brother invited 8 of his classmates for his stranger things themed bday party & none of their punk selves showed up pic.twitter.com/Rw8wC5uNjo
— ayen (@ayenalambat) March 18, 2018
Alambat also shared the moment where Aaron was blowing his birthday cake, surrounded by family members. As she noticed, her brother was tense when he blew out the flames.
why was he so tense blowing the candles like that 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/enp4N0v2Ic
— ayen (@ayenalambat) March 18, 2018
“I felt kinda bad for him [because] no one bothered to inform my mom that they won’t be going even when they told my brother that they were 100% going to his party,” Alambat told INQUIRER.net in an online exchange. “I wouldn’t say my brother has been bullied, but he has a little bit of tension between a few kids.”
From this experience, Alambat realized “that family really makes up for everything when your friends aren’t there.”
But out of nowhere, notable names started to flood in and showed comfort for Aaron. Even the stars from his favorite show also expressed support.
Millie Bobbie Brown, who plays Eleven on the show, said, “What!!!! Oh Well You can let them all know that everyone on behalf of Stranger things would’ve come! I think your awesome and next year I would like an invite… Please?”
What!!!! Oh Well You can let them all know that everyone on behalf on Stranger things would’ve come! I think your awesome and next year I would like an invite… Please? 😘😘😘 https://t.co/gNir0sMpsm
— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) March 20, 2018
For his part, Gaten Matarazzo, a.k.a. Dustin, joined in the fun and even promised to bring in chocolate pudding.
Count me in too! I’ll bring the chocolate pudding 🎂🎉🎈
— Gaten Matarazzo (@GatenM123) March 20, 2018
And Mike Wheeler’s mom, Karen, played by Cara Buono, said, “Those kids missed out.”
Happy Birthday! Wow, those kids missed out!
— Cara Buono (@CaraBuono) March 20, 2018
But that’s not all. Make-up influencer Manny MUA voiced out, “He’s too good for them,” while Bretman Rock, who is a Filipino, said that he loved the food served at Aaron’s party.
HES TOO GOOD FOR THEM
— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) March 21, 2018
Awww Happy Birthday !! I love all the Filipino food 😘😘😘🤪
— BretmanRock 🦁 (@bretmanrock) March 20, 2018
“America’s Next Top Model” contestant Justine Biticon, meanwhile, fumed over the kids. Upon seeing the tweet, she vented, “[E]verytime [I] see a tweet like this [I] have to add more people to my fight list” and promised she will now turn up to his birthday from now on.
everytime i see a tweet like this i have to add more people to my fight list. i debate dropping my address just so this never happens to anyone. tell aaron ate justine is coming every year from now on. https://t.co/1x9SOdKj8Q
— justine (@biticonjustine) March 20, 2018
Giving everyone an update, the California-based teen shared her brother is now “chillin.” As payback, Aaron would do the same if ever his classmates gave him an invite to their own birthday party.
update: he’s chillin now. he says if his classmates are gonna invite him, he won’t go. that’s his payback pic.twitter.com/auiTpAuz8M
— ayen (@ayenalambat) March 19, 2018
She also had this message to those skipping Aaron’s party: “To the people that didn’t come, I’d say that they missed out a pretty cool party!” she said. “Although, if they were preoccupied with something else then I understand.”
And what’s her advice to those who have had the same experience as her brother’s? “I would say that you don’t really need friends around you all the time to have fun. Solidarity and time to yourself can be fun,” she expressed. “They just need to learn how to enjoy their isolation. Family is always there to make up for the absence of friends too!” /ra