I did not think I would be ugly crying today, but I was wrong. Emergency service workers gathered to wish a 10-year-old boy a happy birthday. And, I'm sobbing.
Police and fire crews from Cork gathered outside Rian's house to sing him to him.
“We're not the greatest of singers, but we do our best!" An Garda Siochana tweeted.
“Rian from Cork is 10 yrs old today but hasn't been feeling well lately."
Rian could not leave his house, and would spend his birthday without his friends. So, these responders took it upon themselves to cheer him up.
“To cheer him up the emergency services gathered at a safe distance outside to sing Happy Birthday to him. Happy birthday Rian!"
Twitter loved it.
@gardainfo Happy Birthday lovely Rian. 🎂❤️ And when this is all over, Happy Life to those in the Emergency Service… https://t.co/XIJxup7XXP— Niamh Fitzpatrick (@Niamh Fitzpatrick) 1585759066.0
@gardainfo Legends the lot of you 👏 including Rian, happiest of bdays bud 😘— Niamh Fennell Lawless (@Niamh Fennell Lawless) 1585754737.0
An officer can be heard promising to take Rian on a walk around his estate after the pandemic is over.
“We can go see your neighbors with the Garda dogs," he said.
All we can say is thank you for everything you do for the community.