Charlotte family gathers outside assisted-living facility to celebrate 99-year-old’s birthday amid COVID-19 restrictions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVD) — A 99-year-old woman thought her birthday would be a lonely affair, but her family made sure she got the best party possible.

According to ABC-affiliate WSOC, Betty Knox lives in an assisted-living facility in Charlotte. Because of the spread of the novel coronavirus, many homes for older adults, including Knox’s, have banned visitors.

However, her family decided to celebrate Knox’s birthday anyway, even if she couldn’t attend in the traditional sense.