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#IowaStrong: Friends come together to give Dubuque girl a surprise birthday parade


DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) - Still having a birthday celebration during the coronavirus pandemic has proven to be tricky, but not for a lucky 10-year-old Dubuque girl.

O'Neal turned 10 Friday, and her mom organized a surprise car parade to make sure O'Neal's birthday got properly celebrated. It was especially meaningful because she's moving away from the area soon.

"We are moving to Florida on May first so, with the lockdown, she will not get a chance to say goodbye to her many friends in school," her dad told KWWL. 

So Friday afternoon, O'Neal's friends drove by the family's home with signs to make sure she knows she has made a tremendous mark on her friends' lives. (See the picture slideshow above.)

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Abby Turpin

Evening Anchor

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