Oklahoma Families Get Creative To Celebrate Birthdays In Quarantine

Monday, April 27th 2020, 11:00 am
By: Jonathan Cooper


A lot of people are using their imagination to make sure this year's quarantine birthdays are full of good memories, too. Sometimes it's with some law enforcement help. 

In Tulsa County, Sheriff's deputies gave five-year-old Angel Sanchez quite the surprise when they drove by his house with their lights and sirens on. Angel says he wants to be a cop when he grows up.

"Everybody is, rightly so under the circumstances, real tense. To break that up a little by making a kid's day on his birthday is well worth it," said Sheriff Vic Regalado.

But it's not just officers surprising people on their special day. Parades full of people are as well, physically distanced of course. 

12-year-old Payton's friends and family decorated their cars with balloons and streamers, and cruised outside honking and hollering in Mannford.

80-year-old Patrick Hughes also got a parade. The retired doctor joked he wants it to be a tradition every year.

But what happens when this birthday is the only one you've ever known? For one-year-old Declyn, she may think this is how it’s supposed to be. Her parents organized a drive by event at their home in Claremore. Little Declyn also ate her cake on Facebook live.