COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — A little girl in Columbia had to cancel her fifth birthday party amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Friends and family of Layla Dexter, however, wanted to make sure she still had a celebration.

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A fire truck escorted a parade of cars down the street.


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Those in the parade held up signs, tossed out cards and even some goodies.

Layla said the surprise was the best present ever.

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