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Viral Star Owen Celebrates His 101st B-day w/ Social Distancing Party

See Viral Star Owen Celebrate His 101st Birthday With a Social Distancing Celebration

3/31/2020 10:36:00 PM

See Viral Star Owen Celebrate His 101st Birthday With a Social Distancing Celebration

Viral sensation Owen celebrated his 101st birthday with quite the fanfare. See how his friends at Ashton Place Senior Living carried out his social distancing celebration here.

, staffers at the Ashton Place Senior Living facility helped him celebrate with a heartfelt social distancing party.Standing outside of his apartment, the cheerful group of staff members held balloons as they sang"Happy Birthday to the man of the hour, who was watching the celebration from his balcony. Overjoyed by their efforts, Owen gave his friends a big wave and smile after they finished singing.

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Thankfully, the heartwarming moment was captured by one of Owen's pals and shared to the Ashton Place Senior Living's YouTube account."Owen turns 101 today and our staff celebrated the best we could given our need for social distancing!" the video's caption reads."We are so blessed to have Owen at our community!"

PhotosWhat E! News Is Watching: Social Distancing EditionSpeaking to E! News, a member of the Ashton Place Senior Living nursing staff explained that their colleagues wanted"to do what we can to celebrate his birthday properly," adding,"Our initial thoughts are to delay the celebration until after the restrictions are lifted and we would be able to celebrate in style."

"Owen is a truly amazing man," the staffer said."He's a World War II vet and painted nose art on many of the bombers used by the Army Air Force. He lived under the Eiffel Tower for 3 months during his service working on planes and protecting it at the end of the war."

Last week, Owen touched millions across social media when he took to Instagram to ask for birthday wishes. In his post, he can be seen posing with a white board that reads,"Hello! I am Owen. I am turning 101 on March 31st. My birthday party was cancelled bc of social distancing. Help me celebrate by getting 101k Likes/comments!"

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