When you think of Chuck E Cheese- what comes to mind? Do you think of birthday parties, pizza, and happiness? Well its not all rainbows and sunshine for this mouse. His origin story is much darker than you realize.

According to Business Insider, the happy fun mouse is actually an orphan and doesn't know his own birthday, and never had a birthday party. So to fill the void he hosts birthday parties for kids.

I always thought of Chuck E Cheese as just another place for kids to play games and eat pizza till they drop, but now that I know the story I feel bad for the ol' mouse. I can't look at the place the same. I don't know if this is something that can ruin a childhood, but at least he is happy now, right?