52-Year-Old Disabled Man Never Had A Birthday Party, They Plan A Surprise That's Going Viral
FaithTap Staff 7/14/2017
God's special angels grace this earth everywhere we turn. One of them happens to be George Belarmino, who is confined to a wheelchair. Birthdays mark the special day chosen by God in which people are brought into the world. Sadly, for 51 years, George Belarmino had never been given a birthday party.
That is, until recently. George's friend Letlet Umali Lector, who resides in the Philippines and has been called by God to volunteer with disabled people in the area, learned that George had never been regaled with a birthday celebration. As a baker and owner of his own sweets shop, Letlet couldn't believe it.
For more than five decades, George never had the chance to blow out candles on a cake. He never had a group of people gather around him and sing him "Happy Birthday." He never had loved ones celebrate him and his special day at a party.
So his buddy Letlet decided to change that. He felt George was more than deserving of a birthday party, so he and George's family took George to the local McDonald's to enjoy a birthday meal together.
The staff at that McDonald's were in on Letlet's surprise. The next thing George knows is that not only is he surrounded by loving, caring people enjoying a burger and being told happy birthday, the McDonald's employees have a big shock in store for him.
"This McDonald's family came through for us. They were gracious enough to accommodate us and they even gave balloons and sang a birthday song for George. And they gave us six choco hot fudge sundaes for free!"
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You can tell just by looking at George's expressions that he was thrilled to have his one and only special day of birth celebrated in such a fun way. He even claps along to the birthday song.
"This is just a simple celebration, but for my friend George, this is one birthday he will never forget. George, Happy 52nd Birthday!"
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Watch George react when he is given his very first birthday cake.
What a blessing this McDonald's crew was for agreeing to participate in Letlet's special celebration arranged for George. How thoughtful Letlet was in making sure his friend rejoiced in at least one birthday celebration.
Kudos to McDonald's and happy birthday to George. May he celebrate more in the years to come with his good buddy Letlet and his loved ones!
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