After Assam Police, yesterday a team of Colombian police celebrated the 110th birthday of an elderly woman. The cops threw her a “masked ball” outdoors with live music, a huge cake and presents from friends and neighbours keeping aside the novel coronavirus for some time.
Anita Rojas, fondly known as “Dona Anita,” danced and waved her arms as the police band serenaded her with a mariachi-style version of “Happy Birthday.” “May God bless you, may God keep you,” she told the Colombian police officers outside her home in Pereira, in Colombia’s Coffee Triangle.
The revelers, sporting surgical masks, counted up to 110 and cheered for their beloved neighbour, who was wearing a tiara. Anita Rojas is still going strong, said her nephew Omar Ramirez Rojas. “Even at her age, she has her mental abilities. She eats on her own, bathes, dresses and has a lot of ability for her age,” he said.