From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A child’s birthday party usually includes time with friends, family, birthday cake and presents. But the coronavirus has people celebrating while practicing social distancing. That means changes have to be made.
The Looney family was able to give 11-year-old Harper a surprise she won’t soon forget.
“I was jumping on the trampoline and I heard honking,” said Harper. “I was like, ‘what are they doing?”
Cars full of Harper’s friends lined the road by her house, in Trussville, drove by, honked and waved to wish Harper a happy birthday. As Harper stood beside a large “11” sign, the parade of cars decked out with decorations slowed down so she could wave back.
“I was really surprised,” said Harper. “I’m really excited and I am gladder to get older.”
The original plan for Harper’s birthday, on March 27, was to meet up at a restaurant and arcade for games. But after all non-essential businesses were closed because of the coronavirus, that was no longer an option. Harper and her parents say they are thankful for all the loved ones who came out to celebrate her special day.
Video by Ron Burkett.