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!
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.