Family embraces social distancing to wish 95-year-old grandmother happy birthday
As more and more people practice social distancing, one family is being praised for making the most out of a bad situation.
This past Wednesday, the Byrne family of New York, were intent on celebrating their grandmother's birthday.
Unfortunately, the family was unable to go ahead with the party they had planned for 95-year-old Kathleen Byrne due to the pandemic - so they wished her happy birthday in the most spectacular way while keeping at a safe distance.
The video shows the family, holding up balloons, decorations and party hats while standing outside her home as they sing her happy birthday.
"Oh, I love it. Thank you," a touched Kathleen shouts out to her family. "I'm sorry we aren't all together."
Posting the sweet moment on Instagram, Kathleen's granddaughter Sara Byrne wrote: "We had to keep our distance but we couldn't not see our best girl on her birthday!!! Happy 95th Gram we love you SO much!!! [sic]"
"She has done so much for our family and we are so so thankful to still have her, especially during this crazy time our world is going through," Sara said in an interview with CNN. "We wanted to show up for her to make her feel special on her big day no matter what."
She also said that her grandma was "doing great," adding: "She was so happy to see us all. It was the best seeing her smile."
The family is a very sizable and tight-knit family, who clearly adore the 95-year-old. Per CNN, Kathleen has seven sons, 22 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.
Currently, there have been an estimated 246,275 cases of coronavirus so far, with 10,038 of these being fatalities, according to the interactive tracking map from Johns Hopkins University.