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Teen At Ice Cream Shop Honors Doctor’s Birthday With Emotional Note And Special Delivery.

Birthdays are a great time to appreciate our loved ones for everything they do. Terri Zimmerman understands this well, which is why she started a sweet tradition for her husband Mark long ago.

She always spoils him with an ice cream cake from Häagen-Dazs in May, but because of the novel coronavirus this year, all of the local stores in New Jersey were closed. Unsure what else to do, Terri ordered a cake from a New York location and hoped for the best.


As it turned out, she had nothing to worry about! While she was placing her order, Terri explained that she wanted to make this birthday extra special for Mark. The pulmonologist has been working with COVID-19 patients in the ICU and deserved a pick-me-up!

After hearing her story, 19-year-old employee Farrell Sefer spoke with Danny Lifavi, her manager, about the situation. Not only did Danny decide to give the Zimmermans the dessert free of charge, but Farrell also offered to deliver the cake herself so they wouldn’t have to pay for shipping!

When the cake arrived, the Zimmermans realized Farrell left a sweet note inside the box. “You deserve so much more than this cake. Your sacrifices have saved lives, and no amount of thanks (or cakes) can make up for that,” it read. “Thank you for everything you do. Have the happiest birthday.”


Terri said she can’t “express what this act of kindness and generosity” meant to them, especially in this difficult time. Way to go, Danny and Farrell!

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