Every person contributes to stopping the spreading of COVID-19 in their ways, no matter if someone is sick or not. Many countries are coping with the outbreak by locking down cities to protect the most vulnerable ones who are at higher risk of health complications.
People who have birthdays during lockdown are forced to celebrate alone or with the closest ones. In such times, a war veteran who survived World War II and the Spanish Flu celebrated his birthday alone in England due to the pandemic.
The veteran named Reg Lewis served in India and Singapore during World War II. He is a hardworking man, as he stopped working at the age of 93.
Sadly, due to coronavirus measures in England, his family couldn’t visit him on his 107th birthday. However, his care workers didn’t want him to feel alone and threw him a party.
The chief executive of South Devon Rural Housing, Christine Candlish, said:
“Everyone is fond of Reg and staffs are delighted to see him tick off another year in his amazing catalogue of personal milestones. The current health emergency obviously puts a strain on the staff and residents of care homes – and especially their loved ones, who are unable to visit.”
Reg Lewis is celebrating his 107th birthday 🥳at a nursing home in #Torquay.
Generations of his #Devon family wanted to send messages to him as they are not allowed to visit…
— Heart South West News (@HeartSWNews) April 7, 2020
She added it was their duty to protect their residents and keep them safe during these difficult times. They made it sure all his friends were there for him and celebrate his birthday together.
Reg was born in 1913, one year before the beginning of the World War I. He also lived through the Spanish Flu epidemic. To this day, he lived under four monarchs and 21 British Prime Ministers.
Even though his family was unable to visit him and spent his special day together, he wasn’t forgotten and he got the party he deserved.
We want to wish him a very happy birthday, hoping he’ll celebrate many more!