- Lamon Thames's family planned to celebrate his 90th birthday with a lavish and elaborate party before Covid-19 struck their country
- When things changed and ruined their plans, they decided to organise a parade that had people holding up "Happy birthday" signs
- Thames loved his surprise and smiled with so much glee as he saw his family and friends showing their solidarity on his big day
Life always goes on. Even in the toughest times, it always goes on.
A grandpa who was locked in his home thanks to quarantine and social distancing brought about by Covid-19 was treated to a rare surprise when he turned 90.
The birthday boy had no idea his family members were determined to celebrate his new year without having to host an elaborate party.
The group knew it would be dangerous to be in a crowded home and instead of the traditional birthday celebration, they chose to stage a lovely parade.
Lamon Thames who is from Louisiana, US was seated on his porch when his granddaughter asked him to stop what he was doing and look at the driveway.
At first, the grandpa was baffled and had no idea what his girl was up to so he struggled to see what was going on.
“This is all for you grandpa. Look grandpa,” his granddaughter said.
When Thames figured out a fleet of cars were honking and slowly driving past his house, he nearly broke down in tears.
His granddaughter Michelle Booth told the elderly birthday boy his family members decided to show up to celebrate with him albeit the distance between them.
They held out signs that read happy birthday.
He smiled like a little child in a candy store and waved back at his people.
According to Michelle, the family planned in advance to throw a huge bash for Thames before Covid-19 struck.
So, they had to get creative and the best decision they made was honouring the army veteran with something that reminded him of his past.
His family members stuck their heads outside their car windows and shouted as they wished him happy returns.
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