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Friends celebrate girl's 12th birthday with 'drive-by birthday parade' amid coronavirus concerns

A Columbia couple got creative to celebrate while also practicing social distancing amid coronavirus concerns.

FOREST ACRES, S.C. — How do you plan for friends and neighbors to celebrate your daughter's twelfth birthday when social distancing prevents gatherings or getting much closer than six feet away from each other?  

A Columbia couple got creative to celebrate while also practicing social distancing amid coronavirus concerns in South Carolina. 

Stephen and Laura Oliver decided throw a surprise "drive-by birthday parade" for their daughter Jackie. 

Credit: Stephen Oliver

On Wednesday evening, friends and neighbors drove by their Forest Acres home in cars, trucks and golf carts to wish Jackie a happy birthday, complete with honking, cheering, singing and a lot of love. 

"We're just trying to make it as special for her as possible," her father said.