LUMBERTON, N.C. – Turning 13, it’s one of those very special birthdays that ushers in the teenage years.
However, that special birthday was overshadowed by Hurricane Matthew for a girl in Lumberton, North Carolina.
That's until a group of caring soldiers helping with flood relief efforts stepped in to help make it a memorable one for the teen.
NC National Guard soldiers surprise girl for birthday
Earlier this week the group of North Carolina National Guard soldiers stopped by the Scott family house while on patrol. That’s where they learned of a very special birthday. The Scott’s daughter turned thirteen right after the historic floods began in the area.
The group arrived singing Happy Birthday and they also brought a cake and gifts for the teen.
Despite Hurricane Matthew the teen now has a very special birthday, she’ll remember for a lifetime.