As birthdays come and go during quarantine, we’re all trying to find creative ways to make loved ones feel special without a typical celebration.
But what about for the biggest milestone birthday there is — an 100th birthday?
Bayside, Queens resident Louise Ceci Jacobson, better know as “Grandma Louie,” was still able to have a joyous centennial birthday celebration this past weekend thanks to friends and family who showed their love from a distance.
According to QNS.com, dozens of friends and family members drove by in cars to surprise her with signs and well-wishes as she sat on the patio in front of her house. She also got to enjoy a special birthday lunch in her backyard while loved ones wore face masks and stayed six feet apart.
Louie has lived in Bayside Hills since 1962, the newspaper reported, after she emigrated to the U.S. from Vallecorsa, Italy. She was an NYC foreign language teacher for over 25 years.
And it wasn’t just family that helped make it a birthday to remember! NY State Senator John Liu and NYC Council member Barry Grodenchik also dropped by with a special proclamation for Louie.
Delighted to join dozens of Bayside Hills residents for a socially distanced 100th birthday celebration for Louise Jacobson. Thanks as well to @NYPD111Pct and @NYCTBus for passing along their best wishes. Happy birthday Louise! May you have many more in good health and happiness! pic.twitter.com/Z5eMx8avo0
— Barry Grodenchik (@BarryGrodenchik) May 8, 2020
We wish Louie a happy happy 100th birthday, too!
featured image source: Twitter / @LiuNewYork