Family Sings "Happy 100th Birthday" For Grandma Outside Of Hospice
Millie Erickson turned 100 years old in March. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, she almost had to celebrate her milestone birthday without her family, until they surprised her by singing to her from outside of the nursing home in Sterling, Massachusetts.
A Massachusetts family sang Happy Birthday to their 100-year-old loved one, Millie Erickson outside a nursing home window in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Millie, who is a resident of Sterling Village in Sterling, Massachusetts, was pleasantly greeted by a crowd of her loved ones to celebrate her becoming a centenarian. Sterling Village had to tighten its visitation policy due to the pandemic.
The family almost couldn't be there to celebrate with Millie. But since it was Millie Erickson's 100th birthday, the home and her family found a loophole to mark her special milestone. Separated by a window, Millie was able to be treated to a wonderful visit from her family and still practice social distancing.
"It was really nice that they let us do that," Millie's grandson, Gary Erickson told ABC affiliate WCVB-TV in Boston. "She doesn't usually cry, but she did. She's just thrilled to see everybody and she's lived a good, long life."
Not many people live to see their 100th birthday so this was a special treat that Millie got from her family amid the virus. Pass this adorable story along to your friends and family.