Coronavirus: Georgia girl, 3, gets special birthday parade from first responders

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — A Georgia toddler got one very special birthday celebration this year.

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Ryann Simone Hylton just turned 3 years old. Her community couldn’t congregate for a formal birthday party because of social-distancing measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Ryann Simone got the next best thing: a parade of city of South Fulton first responders.

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“The city of South Fulton police and fire departments arrived to the Lakes at Cedar Grove with sirens blaring,” Cedric Hylton said. “Neighbors within the community drove by, honked horns and shouted happy birthday to Ryann Simone.”

Even city of South Fulton Mayor Bill Edwards made an appearance to wish Ryann Simone a happy birthday.

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Some neighbors dropped off gifts from their cars. Several firefighters – wearing masks, of course – got out of their vehicles to wish Ryann Simone happy birthday in person.

Videos show the toddler wearing a pink crown and dancing and waving at fire trucks, police cars and even a mail truck that drove by to share her special day.