Entire street in Hampshire sings 'Happy Birthday' to little girl

Staff writer

This is the adorable moment the entire street sang Happy Birthday to a little girl who was stuck inside during the corona virus outbreak.

Eight-year-old Sophia Thomas was unable to celebrate her birthday and party plans were scuppered.

But her parents Rob Thomas, 42, and Alison, 46, still wanted to make it a special day.

They asked their neighbours via a joint street Facebook group if they could wish her happy birthday or drop by a card to their front door.

But the neighbourhood decided to do one better by coming together to sing to Sophia on he special day.

The video, taken by dad Rob, shows an overwhelmed Sophia being serenaded by the whole street with their rendition of 'Happy Birthday to you' yesterday (25).

Street sings song

Rob, from Southampton, said: "Sophia planned to have a friends over for a cinema night for her birthday.

"However the plans were unfortunately were cancelled with everything going on.

"When you're eight-years-old, a birthday party is the biggest thing in the world, so to have it taken away was really crushing for her.

"My wife and still wanted do something for her so we messages out neighbours.

"We asked if they could anything or maybe drop off a card at the door.

"One of our neighbours suggested they all come and sing happy birthday.

"She was incredibly overwhelmed and it meant a lot.

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"It's the three of us at home and like everyone, we've been trying to balance work and doing things with Sophia during this time.

"The video was just supposed to be a bit of silliness for us and it's all gone a bit nuts.

"It wasn't intended to be something to cheer up the nation but I'm glad if it brings a
smile to people's faces during this time."