As the official air date of Glee Season 4, Episode 4 "The Break-Up," October 4 was not the happiest of days for many of us Glee fans. But amid all that heartbreak, there certainly was at least one good reason for joy: Melissa Benoist’s (Marley) birthday!

The new Glee star turned 24 on Thursday. Yes, we said 24. That’s probably a bit older than you were expecting, right?

Plenty of Melissa’s Glee co-stars took to Twitter to congratulate her on her big day.

Melissa ended the evening by posting a photo on Twitter of her colorful macaroon birthday celebration. Happy birthday, Melissa. It looks like the party was a blast!

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