A man who was planning to celebrate his 101st birthday this month unfortunately had to cancel his party due to the coronavirus outbreak. But with some help from a UN worker, Owen looks like he is getting to celebrate anyway—just remotely.
Owen, who is believed to be from the US, asked for 101,000 likes and comments on a photo of himself holding a whiteboard that says, “Hello, I am Owen. I am turning 101 on March 31st. “My party was canceled because of social distancing. Help me celebrate by getting 101k likes/comments.” The photo was then shared by UN worker Mohamad Safa on Twitter, where he asked folks from around the world to show some love to Owen on his birthday.
His 101st birthday party was canceled because of the impact of the Coronavirus. Please share and comment to help us make his upcoming birthday special. Please leave him a message here.
Take 60 seconds and do it for Owen! pic.twitter.com/coIVAJ2rKv
— Mohamad Safa (@mhdksafa) March 21, 2020
“His 101st birthday party was canceled because of the impact of the Coronavirus. Please share and comment to help us make his upcoming birthday special,” Safa said. “Please leave him a message here. Take 60 seconds and do it for Owen!”
People really responded, with more than 140k liking the photo and 12k birthday wishes.
Otis is helping to send Happy Birthday wishes from Toronto, Canada. 🐦🎉🎂🎈🇨🇦 Congratulations on 1️⃣0️⃣1️⃣🎉 that’s amazing! 🎉🎂🎈🎉 pic.twitter.com/yZYON5rwBC
— Lorraine McMillanG (mom of Otis the parrot) (@bluejaylover49) March 21, 2020
Happy Birthday. This is Granny, she shares your birth month AND year. pic.twitter.com/jLeQ2PCneY
— jjuby (@jubycentral) March 22, 2020
Happy birthday Owen!!!! Here’s what 102 can do! pic.twitter.com/rwYnzFmi2R
— Deepseadiver (@Deepseadiver) March 22, 2020
Happy Birthday, Owen!