A Virginia resident got a heartwarming surprise from a special team of firefighters on her 100th birthday.
The firemen from Jeanette Carty’s local fire department in Norfolk, Virginia, showed up at her doorstep Thursday to wish her a happy birthday.
Her late husband, Joe, served in the department for 30 years from 1942. Her nephew, now retired, was also a member of the Norfolk Fire-Rescue.
Julian Williamson, Battalion Chief for Norfolk Fire Rescue, told InsideEdition.com: “I thought it was a great idea. We're always out in the public — it's a part of what we do — but with her family's service, we wanted to treat her to something special, to keep that family connection going."
He added: "It's not often that we know someone with that kind of connection [to the fire department] that turns 100.”
The members of Battalion 3, Engine 11 also brought along the new recruits for Mrs. Carty’s big day and presented her with flowers.
The department posted about the event on Facebook.
“She seemed really excited about it. She was really surprised,” Williamson said.