A grandmother forced to spend her 88th birthday alone under self-quarantine certainly made the most of it, sharing a video online of her singing ‘Happy Birthday to herself. Who needs a birthday party when you’ve got your own company?
Norma Gregorio recorded herself singing “Happy Birthday” and making a birthday wish, which she sent to her family. Her granddaughter, Jessica Kerrigan, 22, posted the moment on TikTok.
“[Our family] sent her a flower cake from 1-800-Flowers. She was very appreciative and she just decided to record herself singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ and emailed it to me and my family.”
“It was just the cutest thing, and I decided to post it,” Kerrigan added. “I didn’t think anything would come of it.”
Kerrigan said it’s garnered more than 8 million views.
Kerrigan said that when she told her grandmother “she was a star now,” she responded with, “‘I’m not a star, I’m a galaxy!'”
“She loves the attention! She’s very happy and surprised,” Kerrigan added.