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By David Martin

First responders save birthdays


David Martin

Dakston Griffiths smiles as he holds a gift bag stands near a Batman toy given to him by first responders Friday afternoon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, firefighters, law enforcement and paramedics have driven by birthday parties to brighten the days for children who may not be able to have their friends over.

The smile on three-year-old Dakston Griffiths' face couldn't get any wider.

The small boy clutched on to his toy Batman car with a glee often reserved for Christmas as a procession consisting of a fire truck, ambulance and police vehicles drove down the street. The vehicles' lights flashed as they drove by and the fire engine's horn, by far the loudest, echoed throughout the neighborhood. The scene definitely left an impression on the boy.

"Daks was all about it," his mother Hailey Griffiths said.

Everyone has been impacted in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic and limits on social gathering...

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