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Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo Back-Up Fan Stood-Up on His Own Birthday

It seems to be a thing for parents and older relatives to post pictures of their jilted children when no one shows up to their birthday parties. Remember this mom? Well, a couple of days ago, a loving and very protective sister posted the above tweet about the fact that no one showed up to her eight-year-old brother’s Stranger Things-themed party. But now, he may have booked some high-profile guests for next year.

Aaron Alambat had a pretty sweet set-up for his birthday. As you can see in the photos above, there was a Stranger Things-branded cake, Christmas lights around the words Happy Birthday, “Demigorgon Blood” punch. And OMG, I totally would’ve gone if I was invited just for that FOOD SPREAD, WHAT?! And the little dude was all decked out in a shirt that read “The World is Turning Upside Down,” and gave his best Eleven face for the camera.

Yet none of his friends showed up.

His sister Ayen was not happy, but she made sure to show that she and the fam were there for Aaron:

This being the Internet, supportive tweets from commiserating nerds made the story go viral. This caught the attention of two of the Stranger Things cast members. First, Eleven herself reached out:

And if you click through to the thread, you’ll see that Ayen, and Aaron, understandably freaked out. Stranger Things‘ Dustin, Gaten Matarazzo, didn’t wanna be left out, so he chimed in, too:

Even Barb (Shannon Purser) and Mike and Nancy’s mom (Cara Buono) sent along good wishes:

So, it’s all good. If none of his classmates want to go to his ninth birthday party, it seems as though Aaron will still be able to round up a quality group of folks for some chocolate pudding and a D&D campaign.

(image: Netflix)

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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.