It is a beautiful day on May 10, 2020. New York City area is still under lockdown because of Covid-19 pandemic. The weather is perfect with clear blue sky. 👍 We went for a walk, and saw a few others strolling or jogging. Then on a quiet block, we saw two people dancing💃🕺, singing🎤, clapping👏, and hopping with music 🎶surrounded by party balloons out in the open sidewalk in front of a brownstone apartment building. They both wear masks😷 and gloves🧤.
“Maybe they are crazy.”🤪 I thought, because who would have behaved like that as if nobody were around.
“Or, maybe they are worshiping God ⛪because churches are closed”. This seemed plausible since today is Sunday, until I saw the two dancers are actually dancing and singing for someone who is standing behind the glass door.
There is an elderly lady 👩🏽🦳standing behind the door. Only her tiny head is visible mostly covered by a mask. She was looking down on those two: the one doing swirling and clapping the most is her daughter 👩🏽🦱 and the boy doing the hip-hops is her grandson👦🏽.
“Oh, they are celebrating the old lady’s birthday! 😊 They cannot go to see her because they do not want to pass her any virus. That’s why they have to dance 💃like this for her. They have come to celebrate her birthday🎂, down the stairs just 10 yards away.
We stopped and clapped with them. The boy’s mother turned around and gave us a thumbs up👍 and a nod to acknowledge us, and yelled at us “Happy Mother’s Day!”😃
OMG. It is the Mother’s Day.🌹
Happy Mother’s Day to mothers out there. 🎉 We hope you are safe and doing better than okay!!😄