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Hundreds of cars turned up to surprise an 11 year old for his birthday

A Facebook post from his mum turned into a huge (and heartwarming) local event!

1y ago

During these times of social isolation, things that are usually big events in your life like birthdays start to fall a bit by the wayside. They might even become a tad depressing because you can't go out and see your friends or party it up. However, one 11 year old from Blaine, Minnesota did manage to get a really cool birthday in these trying times and it was all thanks to a Facebook post from his mum that got huge attention.

Amy Dement's son Gavin is autistic and, like all of us here, absolutely loves cars. Knowing this and that he wouldn't get a proper birthday party this year due to the coronavirus wreaking havoc in America, she put a post on a Facebook group set up for residents of her local area. The post got a huge amount of activity and, when the time came, her and Gavin were amazed to see hundreds of cars, trucks, motorbikes and even emergency vehicles parade past their home! As you can see from the video below, Gavin was particularly impressed by one resident who brought a DeLorean round (you have very good taste in cars, Gavin!).

All controversies about the event aside (it recieved a lot of complaints from residents due to it potentially breaking rules on social distancing), the fact that something like this happened at all is the kind of incredibly heartwarming story we all need right now. Literally hundreds of the residents of a small suburb of Minnieapolis came out to make this petrolhead 11 year old's day a little brighter and, honestly, it makes me have a little bit more faith in the good of humanity.

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Comments (62)

  • That is one of the most heartwarming stories i've ever heard

      1 year ago
  • I told my mum (a few years ago) that I would love something like this (something similair) and nothing happened. No one at my school likes cars (which I know of) at the level of me. Everyone just hates me liking cars (no joke). This isn't meant to be a sob story, bit it's really cool to see that people will actually do things like this.

      1 year ago
    • Yeah nobody at my school likes cars (apart from those really annoying kids who act like they know everything about cars but really dont know a thing). It makes you stand out a ton from everyone else but you get used to it.

        1 year ago
    • Yeah, I've seen a few phonies. They say 'i like cars too!' but when you ask them a question they don't know anything. Yeah

        1 year ago
  • Wow!

      1 year ago
  • Good people doing good things. Fantastic.

      11 months ago
  • I'm a member of the Sporting Bears motor club who organise things like this and give passenger rides at cat shows to raise money for charity.

      11 months ago