Stacey Harvey of Elk Grove, California, knew she would have to get creative when it came to celebrating her daughter’s birthday in March.
After all, with millions staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, having a party for 6-year-old Brook’Skylie was out of the question. At least it was before Stacey’s friend came up with a perfect solution!
“She was kinda making a joke, ‘You should do a drive-by party.’ And I was like, wait a minute that might work,” Stacey said. “I just figured we’d hang out in the driveway and play. If people come, they come; if they don’t, her feelings aren’t hurt again.”
The awesome mom secretly put out a call on social media and asked their friends and neighbors to participate. She wasn’t sure how many of them would appear, if any, but it was worth a shot.
As it turns out, Stacey didn’t need to worry. The response was absolutely incredible!
For a full hour on Brook’Skylie’s big day, the street was packed with a parade of cars. Each one was filled with friends, neighbors, and other well-wishers who were honking and cheering for the birthday girl.
Not to mention, they brought her gifts — and her own cheer squad!
The outpouring of love meant the world to Brook’Skylie and her mom. “During a crisis like this, a pandemic like this, humanity wins,” Stacey said. “This is amazing.”
While Brook’Skylie may not have gotten the party she envisioned, we’re pretty sure she would say this one was better! What a beautiful way to come together as a community. Happy birthday, Brook’Skylie!
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