When you host a function your biggest fear is that no one will turn up.
For one little boy this awful scenario came true.
Little Aaron from California was left heartbroken when none of his classmates showed up to his Stranger Things themed birthday party.
His sister Ayen Alambat tweeted: ‘My brother invited eight of his classmates for his Stranger Things themed bday party and none of their punk selves showed up.’
It was retweeted more than 40,000 times with Ayen sharing a series of photos of her little brother at his birthday party.
The family has received messages of support – including from the stars of the show – such as teen sensation Millie Bobby Brown.
In one of the images shared, Aaron can be seen proudly posing in front of his Stranger Things set up.
Aaron’s family had clearly gone all out for his celebration.
There are strings of colored lights hung up on the walls, in a very similar style to those seen in the hit Netflix show.
Another image shows that the same light set-up featured on his birthday cake, which was also topped with white icing, and a black Stranger Things logo.
There was also a large glass dispenser of ‘Demogorgan blood’ in place of traditional soda.
But even with such an impressive spread Aaron’s guests chose not to attend.
But just hours after sharing her original tweet, Ayen’s post went viral, with hundreds of people writing to her brother with sweet messages of support.
Eventually, Aaron’s story grabbed the attention of the stars of the show themselves who, to his delight, demanded an invite to his party next year.
‘What!!!! Oh well you can let them all know that everyone on behalf on Stranger things would’ve come! I think [you’re] awesome and next year I would like an invite… Please?’ wrote Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven on the hit show.
Her cast mate Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, also chimed in to say: ‘Count me in too! I’ll bring the chocolate pudding.’
Luckily, Ayen revealed in later updates that, while his classmates didn’t show, Aaron had plenty of loved ones there to help him celebrate and sing him Happy Birthday.
She wrote: ‘He’s chillin’ now. he says if his classmates are gonna invite him, he won’t go. That’s his payback.’