The coronavirus is a party pooper. People are trying to celebrate their birthdays, but social distancing won't let them. No more hugs, no more kisses; all they get now are a few best wishes over the phone, and that's it.

However, that doesn't mean folks whose birthdays happened to correspond with the pandemic can't treat themselves. Or cry about it. I mean, it's their day, so they can do whatever the heck they want.

Trying to make the most of it, people are sharing photos of how they're spending this grand occasion under lockdown, and Bored Panda has compiled some of the funniest ones to commemorate them as well. Hip hip hooray.

#1

My Dad Found A Very Appropriate Card For My Cousin’s Birthday Today

My Dad Found A Very Appropriate Card For My Cousin’s Birthday Today

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Sandra Simpson
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3 months ago

Aw

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To all our Aries and Taurus readers who still want to have a fun get-together with friends and family, you can still do it. But in the virtual space. Create a Google Hangout, a Skype conference call, WhatsApp, Zoom, and FaceTime can also help to date with as many people as you wish. The best part is that they can still sing “Happy Birthday” to you and nobody will interfere with you blowing the candles. Remember, interaction is what gets us through social distancing, and we have all the tools to enjoy it.

For this year's cake, prepare something homemade if you can't order anything. What's that, you don't have any eggs or flour? You can find plenty of unique recipes on the internet.

#2

Ms. Kathryn Was Still Able To Celebrate Her 93rd Birthday With Her Family Even During The Quarantine

Ms. Kathryn Was Still Able To Celebrate Her 93rd Birthday With Her Family Even During The Quarantine

Her family and friends came to celebrate outside Westbury Medical Care and Rehab today and even in quarantine, made it so special for her.

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hunger games
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3 months ago

the rug

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You can have a good birthday party all by yourself, too. Little Jacey Rudd did. Well, kinda. The Texas girl was supposed to bowl and play arcade games as well as visit Legoland, but her party plans were canceled amid social distancing guidelines put in place for the coronavirus quarantine.

So, Jacey and her older sister decided to gather some dolls and have a blast with them instead. The girls and their new 'friends' ate a cake their mom picked up from the grocery store, and her grandmother cooked chicken. "[We also] let her spray the Lysol cans to show her how to clean,” mom Brittany Bush-Rudd told The New York Post. “She was so excited to hold the can like an adult.”

“It really made our whole family realize that life is about the small stuff,” Bush-Rudd added. “Everything we did wasn’t much, but she liked it anyway. A kid is thanking you for Lysol and a doll!”

#3

This Cake My Family Made Me For My Birthday

This Cake My Family Made Me For My Birthday

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Rowlie
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3 months ago

Just roll with it

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#4

For My Daughter’s 12th Birthday I Got Her A Dog And Took Her Camping And Fishing. Not Something I’ve Ever Done Alone

For My Daughter’s 12th Birthday I Got Her A Dog And Took Her Camping And Fishing. Not Something I’ve Ever Done Alone

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Elina Kuusisto
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3 months ago

Best birthday ever!!!

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#5

Entire Neighbrohood Came Together To Wish One Kid A Happy Birthday Despite Not Being Allowed To Have Parties

Entire Neighbrohood Came Together To Wish One Kid A Happy Birthday Despite Not Being Allowed To Have Parties

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Valentina Lattante
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3 months ago

super sweet

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#6

My SO Refused To Let Me Have A Cake-Less Birthday While Under Quarantine, So He Learned How To Make One For Me. He’s A Keeper

My SO Refused To Let Me Have A Cake-Less Birthday While Under Quarantine, So He Learned How To Make One For Me. He’s A Keeper

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earringnut
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn straight!

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#7

It's My Birthday Today, And My State Is Going Into Lockdown. So I Figured I'd Throw A Party

It's My Birthday Today, And My State Is Going Into Lockdown. So I Figured I'd Throw A Party

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Hailtobaphomet
Community Member
3 months ago

This is awsome

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#8

My Wife’s Birthday Party Was Canceled Due To The Virus So We Made A Birthday Blanket Fort At Home Instead. No Real Candles Here, Just LED Ones

My Wife’s Birthday Party Was Canceled Due To The Virus So We Made A Birthday Blanket Fort At Home Instead. No Real Candles Here, Just LED Ones

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Marsha Mello
Community Member
3 months ago

Love it!!

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#9

My Nephew Had A Social Distancing 15th Birthday Party

My Nephew Had A Social Distancing 15th Birthday Party

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Jessica Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

This dudes going places bhahahaha

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#10

I Have To Self Quarantine, But My Grandparents Still Came Over For A Birthday Celebration. Grandpa Gave Me A “Hug” Using Our 6 Ft Stick To Keep A Safe Distance

I Have To Self Quarantine, But My Grandparents Still Came Over For A Birthday Celebration. Grandpa Gave Me A “Hug” Using Our 6 Ft Stick To Keep A Safe Distance

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earringnut
Community Member
3 months ago

Dad joke level: grandpa

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#11

Shout Out To My Sister For Singing Happy Birthday To Me While I’m Self Quarantined. Here’s To 28

Shout Out To My Sister For Singing Happy Birthday To Me While I’m Self Quarantined. Here’s To 28

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Harold Summer
Community Member
3 months ago

Sweet sisters are the best!

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#12

It’s My BF’s Birthday, We Can’t Have Friends Over. Don’t Think He Approves Of Our Substitute Guests

It’s My BF’s Birthday, We Can’t Have Friends Over. Don’t Think He Approves Of Our Substitute Guests

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*Clears throat*
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3 months ago

Hmm, I don't know the party seems a little... dead... Are you the life of the party?????

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#13

Can’t Celebrate My Birthday IRL Because Of The Quarantine, So Shed Some Happy Tears When I Turned On My Game This Morning And My Villagers Threw Me A Party

Can’t Celebrate My Birthday IRL Because Of The Quarantine, So Shed Some Happy Tears When I Turned On My Game This Morning And My Villagers Threw Me A Party

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Elina Kuusisto
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3 months ago

I have no idea what that is but it's really cute

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#14

Dorothy Didn’t Let Social Distancing Stop Her From Celebrating Her 92nd Birthday With Her Loved Ones. Happy Birthday, Dorothy

Dorothy Didn’t Let Social Distancing Stop Her From Celebrating Her 92nd Birthday With Her Loved Ones. Happy Birthday, Dorothy

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Kyana Winter
Community Member
3 months ago

So sweet! She must be so happy

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#15

My Daughter Feeding My Brother A Cupcake During His Virtual Birthday Party

My Daughter Feeding My Brother A Cupcake During His Virtual Birthday Party

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SykesDaMan
Community Member
3 months ago

OK! Great! Now I want cupcakes!

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#16

My Self-Isolated Birthday Party

My Self-Isolated Birthday Party

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

If I was single, just having the dog there would make the day. But I’m married, so it’s the dog, three cats, and my husband who make the day. (But my husband is the one who brought the last flu bug home, so...)

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#17

My Friend Received A Coronavirus Birthday Cake

My Friend Received A Coronavirus Birthday Cake

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Harold Summer
Community Member
3 months ago

That's sick! (in a funny good way.)

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#18

Today It Was Our Teammate’s Birthday. The Company Decided To Send Her A Cake And Gather Everyone To Sing “Happy Birthday”

Today It Was Our Teammate’s Birthday. The Company Decided To Send Her A Cake And Gather Everyone To Sing “Happy Birthday”

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Rowlie
Community Member
3 months ago

That's the team spirit we need

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#19

My Sister's Birthday Is On Wednesday So I Made Her A Quarantine Card

My Sister's Birthday Is On Wednesday So I Made Her A Quarantine Card

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Megan Mathewson
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3 months ago

Amazing writing

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#20

My Brother's Birthday During The Lockdown

My Brother's Birthday During The Lockdown

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Harold Summer
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3 months ago

Crying because he doesn't have a can opener for the cans without tabs.

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#21

This Is A College Student Who Was Evacuated From Wuhan And Is In Quarantine. But In Turkey Quarantine Does Not Prevent Us From Celebrating A Birthday

This Is A College Student Who Was Evacuated From Wuhan And Is In Quarantine. But In Turkey Quarantine Does Not Prevent Us From Celebrating A Birthday

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Kathy Baylis
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3 months ago

My prediction: This is going to be one of those stories she bores her grandchildren with.

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#22

Honk, It's Renée's Birthday!

Honk, It's Renée's Birthday!

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Rowlie
Community Member
3 months ago

"HONK"

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#23

Thank You For Surprising Me With A 6 Ft Distance Birthday Cake And Flowers

Thank You For Surprising Me With A 6 Ft Distance Birthday Cake And Flowers

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TUBLOVER3
Community Member
3 months ago

Sweet !!

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#24

Grandma's On Lockdown For Coronavirus So We Surprised Her To Sing Happy Birthday. She’s 96

Grandma's On Lockdown For Coronavirus So We Surprised Her To Sing Happy Birthday. She’s 96

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Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

i know i know too many ppl and too close together blablabla... BUT: why is the man wearing this costume? i need answers

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#25

I Couldn’t Go Out For My Birthday Today, So I Bedazzled The Living Room And Got Real Extra

I Couldn’t Go Out For My Birthday Today, So I Bedazzled The Living Room And Got Real Extra

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Tabitha L
Community Member
3 months ago

I love her hair!

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#26

84-Year-Old Greatgrandpa Singing Happy Birthday To 5-Year-Old Grandgrandchild

84-Year-Old Greatgrandpa Singing Happy Birthday To 5-Year-Old Grandgrandchild

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Kate Yeti
Community Member
3 months ago

This is too sweet! ❤

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#27

Despite All That’s Going On, I Still Have The Gift Of Life And For That I’m Very, Very Grateful

Despite All That’s Going On, I Still Have The Gift Of Life And For That I’m Very, Very Grateful

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago

Great attitude! Nothing wrong with celebrating one's self...

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#28

Birthday Drink With My Sister

Birthday Drink With My Sister

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

Difficult times sometimes brings out the best and most creative in us.

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#29

B-Day Party In The Age Of Covid-19

B-Day Party In The Age Of Covid-19

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Rowlie
Community Member
3 months ago

Spot the introvert

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#30

Birthdays. Covid-19 Style

Birthdays. Covid-19 Style

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3 months ago

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