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Rome Family holds Birthday Party for retired Firefighter

82-year-old Robert Aldrich is a retired Rome firefighter, and despite Coronavirus preventing his family from having a planned birthday party, they found a way to make it work Wednesday.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 6:42 PM

ROME, N.Y.- Coronavirus may have prevented a planned Birthday Party, but a Rome family found a way to make it work Wednesday.

82-Year-Old Robert Aldrich's Birthday was Wednesday, and he's stuck at Home due to underlying health conditions.

Aldrich is a retired Rome Firefighter.

Aldrich's family surprised him with signs outside, a present, and some carrot cake.

Kim Morse, Robert's daughter tells NEWSChannel 2 it's important to celebrate her Father's Birthday even if it's through a window.

"We wanted to bring everybody together, all the siblings and grandchildren and celebrate his birthday through his window." Morse said. "I'm feeling great about it because it'll be a nice surpise for him and I think he's going to love it." Morse added.

And for sure Morse did love it! Morse says it's important to get the message out there that celebrations this way are important, especially since she works in a Hospital and would want to avoid the possibilty of spreading coronavirus to those like her Dad.

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