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Birthday boy 'awestruck' by surprise: 'This is kind of a first'

'I've never had a parade before'
Posted at 8:29 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 10:16:24-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A birthday boy received a surprise that left him awestruck in Chesterfield County Sunday afternoon.

Family members said Henry Walls, who turned 8 years old Sunday, was heartbroken when he found out he could not have a birthday party because of the coronavirus crisis.

Henry's great aunt said she wanted him to feel celebrated on his special day, so she came up with a big surprise.

She arranged for family and friends to dress up and make special signs. Then a line of cars paraded by his grandmother's house as Henry watched in wonder.

Henry was elated by the show -- and when a WTVR CBS 6 crew arrived.

"I've never had a parade before -- or been on TV -- so this is kind of a first. This was awesome," Henry said. "I'm still awestruck!"

Happy Birthday, Henry!

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