By Cathy Elelman • 25 March 2020 • 12:32
MOVING: “This the best thing that could ever happen in the situation we’re in: making children happy”, exclaimed the six-year old’s dad.
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GUARDIA Civil gave a lovely surprise to a little boy forced to celebrate his sixth birthday stuck at home under coronavirus lockdown in Costa Almeria town Albox.
Several patrol cars with their lights flashing pulled up in front of the family home on Sunday evening and blasted out a well-known children’s birthday song on their megaphones.
The video posted on social media by the father showed the delighted little boy and his family looking down, dancing and waving from their balcony.
“This the best thing that could ever happen in the situation we’re in: making children happy. It’s incredible”, the dad exclaims.
“Viva the Guardia Civil”, he then shouted as the song came to an end and local residents cheered and clapped, before the Spanish national anthem played and the officers stood in a poignant salute.
Junta de Andalucia President Juanma Moreno was among those commenting on the sweet gesture.
“A gift that won’t be forgotten”, Moreno said.
“I’m proud of our forces and security bodies.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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