Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo made a young fan's day by asking for invitations to a Stranger Things-themed birthday party no one attended.
Netflix Stars Ask For Party Invites
The duo, two of the young stars on the hit Netflix series, play outcasts in Stranger Things. In real life, Brown, 14, and Matarazzo, 15, are far from outcasts, but they certainly don't want kids to feel alone like their show counterparts sometimes do.
So when word reached the pair of a young boy, Aaron Alambat, who threw a Strangers Things party only for no one to show up, the two were quick to offer comfort and encouragement via Twitter.
Aaron's sister Ayen Alambat tweeted about the party, posting photos of the meticulous décor including "Demogorgon Blood" juice, strings of colored lights like Joyce Byers's, and her brother wearing an Upside Down shirt. Unfortunately, none of the pals he invited showed up to see the amazing party setup.
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
Next year, things are sure to be different as two special people promised to attend: the Stranger Things stars themselves, who spotted the tweet as it went viral.
Count me in too! I’ll bring the chocolate pudding — Gaten Matarazzo (@GatenM123) March 20, 2018
Whether or not the two rising stars find the time to show up to Aaron's next birthday party, the encouragement on Twitter surely goes a long way.
Cara Buono, who plays Karen Wheeler on the show, also chimed in to support the Alambat siblings.
"Happy birthday!" she tweeted. "Wow, those kids missed out!"
Stranger Things Cast Get Salary Increases
Brown and Matarazzo can surely chip in for a great gift for the birthday boy, as they recently scored huge pay raises for the upcoming season of Stranger Things.
Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, and Caleb McLaughlin are all expected to get up to $250,000 per episode. Brown, who reportedly negotiated separately from the rest of the cast, may score in the range of $300,000 to $350,000 per episode.
Other lead stars of the hit show are also set for significant salary bumps including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, and Charlie Heaton.