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Fire Department Surprises 10-Year-Old Boy After His Legoland Birthday Was Canceled

With special events like birthdays, weddings, and holidays being effectively canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, there are a lot of disappointed folks out there. We’re all trying, but is a virtual party as good? Definitely not.

That’s what Tim and Robin Lim-Healy were dealing with when they had to cancel their son Kieran’s birthday trip to Legoland in Southern California and plan a Zoom party instead. Then the San Francisco Fire Department stepped in with a special surprise for the ten-year-old.

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On Tuesday, a paramedic unit from the SSFD brought department vehicles and a fire truck right to Kieran’s home as a surprise. Then, they extended the truck’s ladder to 110 feet and delivered presents to Kieran—while observing protocol and wearing masks, of course.

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The visit was made possible because family friend Carla Beyer works with the SFFD. She was able to help arrange the surprise visit for Kieran.

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“When members of #SFFDFS15 learned that 10 YO Keiran’s [sic] birthday was going to be held virtually, they wanted to make it a bit more memorable,” the department said.

“We started out this morning with a virtual zoom birthday party with some of his classmates calling in,” Tim said of his son’s day. “It will be a great way to look back and remember his birthday. It’s actually a bit more special than a regular birthday.”

Patricia Grisafi

Written by Patricia Grisafi