Blake Henrique of Tiverton recently turned five years and it was a birthday he'll never forget.

With everybody social distancing at home, a lot of birthdays and special events are being canceled or downsized due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, one of those birthdays being little Blake's.

"We were supposed to go to the Great Wolf Lodge, but had to cancel," Blake's mom Bria Henrique told Fun 107. "So we set up a parade for family and friends to come by and see him. At the last minute, I took a chance and messaged the Tiverton Police to see if they were willing to send a car down to escort the parade."

On Wednesday, April 1, the Tiverton Police delivered 100 meals to local residents but still found time to visit Blake for his birthday.

"They took the lead of the parade and sounded their sirens and flashed their lights to let Blake know the parade was about to start," Bria said.

Blake knew the parade was happening but had no idea that the Tiverton Police would be paying him a visit as well.

"The police officer ended up pulling up to the side of the house to wish him a happy birthday and then wished him well and took off on his way," Bria said.

To top off the surprise, Clements Market went above and beyond and made him a special cake.

Photo Courtesy of Bria Henrique
Courtesy of Bria Henrique

"It was difficult to find someone to draw a cake (during the COVID-19 outbreak) and they created especially what Blake wanted, a banana driving a race car, and they did it just for him," Bria said.

Even during bleak times, humanity will always overcome.

The family plans on rescheduling the Great Wolf Lodge trip in the fall, all pending on where the country is at during that time.

Happy birthday, Blake, from myself and all of us here at Fun 107. We hope you had an awesome day and a "fun" fifth birthday.

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