Feel Good Friday: Californian brings toys for birthday kids isolated by virus

When coronavirus lockdowns came to his California mountain town, businessman Craig Fierro realized there would be no children’s birthday parties — no friends playing games, eating cake and singing “Happy Birthday.” Something must be done, he thought, to ease the disappointment. He found that something in his store. In April he posted an invitation on a Facebook community page: Anyone with a kid with an upcoming birthday could send him the name, date and address, and he’d drop off a present. The give-away was supposed to run through May and be for children ages 5-10. But he’s ended up giving the toys to toddlers and even bigger kids, in their late teens. Deliveries are Truckee-only, but folks from elsewhere in Tahoe are welcome to drive to the shop and pick one up. Read more about Mr. Fierro’s efforts at AP News.