Local neighborhood makes one man’s birthday extra special

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – With public gatherings out of the question, people are finding unique ways to celebrate big milestones.

One local neighborhood was even able to pull off a surprise.

La Crosse resident, Kevin Buxengaard, celebrated his 60th birthday on Friday.

What he expected to be a quiet birthday ended up being one for the books.

His neighbors stopped over to decorate the sidewalk in front of his home.

Then they sang happy birthday to him!

Even through social distancing, they were able to make the day extra special.

“I was overwhelmed with that, it brought a tear to my eye. I’ve never had that happen. In these times, it was just very, very heartwarming,” Buxengaard said.

His message to the community: keep practicing social distancing.

Because even from a distance, great memories can be made.