NORFOLK, Va. – One hundred years young and counting! Monday, neighbors celebrated a very special man in the community.
Cars drove up and down Barn Hallow Road in a birthday parade for Mr. John Todd, a man the neighborhood is calling a legend.
The coronavirus didn't stop people from coming out of their homes to wish the Navy veteran happy birthday.
Mr. Todd owned several barbershops in the community, as well as a boxing ring for children.
“He is just an inspiration; he is like everybody’s hero,” said neighbor Rita Foreman. “He has been around a long time - from the many years he owned barbershops on Church Street to his boxing ring. He is just a big encouragement for a lot of people.”
“It’s wonderful to see this group of people turn out. Oh, I was happy - very happy,” the birthday boy told us.
The Norfolk Fire Department also brought out one of their trucks to the celebration.