This is how people have been celebrating birthdays while social distancing in Canada
Though none of us are happy to have to socially distance for weeks or potentially even months on end, not being able to gather and meet up with friends and family is particularly tough for those whose birthdays fall during this very difficult time — especially kids, to whom birthdays still actually mean something.
But, Canadians from coast to coast have been making do, finding creative ways to raise the spirits of their loved ones on their special days that may otherwise not feel too special amid the current global pandemic.
Some residents have taken to singing and waving through windows to help celebrate while still safely socially distancing, like these adorable grandparents from Longueuil, Quebec:
Others are traveling from great distances just to be able to wish their loved ones a happy birthday from their vehicles:
A mother of six from Quebec broken down as friends and family drove over an hour to celebrate her birthday 🥰- 📹 Greg Valcov #Canada #CanadaCares #CoronavirusCanada #COVIDCanada pic.twitter.com/FNcfH8nCbg— Freshdaily (@freshdaily) March 30, 2020
One neighbourhood in Peterborough, Ontario even held a mini parade for a three-year-old's birthday:
And in Manitoba, the drive-by happy birthday procession has become a regular thing:
Some Canadians have even gotten to have first responders and other members of the community come to wish them well on their special day:
Amid the non-stop updates about new COVID-19 cases and deaths, it's certainly uplifting and heartwarming to see such examples of people coming together to brighten each other's days in any innovative ways they can.
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