Birthday wishes have also poured in for Arina from around the world.
Amid the Russian invasion, people all over the world are doing everything they can to put a smile on the Ukrainian peoples' faces. Now, volunteers at a refugee camp in Romania, including first responders, came together to throw a surprise birthday party for a little girl who was turning 7 years old, according to TODAY.
A video uploaded on March 3, 2022, on the Facebook page of ISU Suceava, a local "emergency situations" service, showed a Romanian refugee camp throwing the young girl, Arina, a surprise birthday celebration.
In the video, the little one emerges from a blue tent with the biggest smile on her face, to a group of volunteers singing "Happy Birthday". One volunteer then placed a bright pink birthday hat on the birthday girl's head.
The surprise celebration was planned after a psychologist working at the camp learned from Arina's mother that it was the girl's seventh birthday. "He posted the information on their social group, and his colleagues surprised him," the caption of the video stated, adding that colleagues brought cake, balloons and presents. "Everyone in the camp mobilized, including the local authorities, and together organized a special moment for the little birthday girl."
Little Arina simply could not stop smiling. https://t.co/7TJecmv2rE— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 10, 2022
In the caption, it was also shared that the mother was overcome with emotion after seeing how everyone came together in such short notice to make her girl's birthday a special one, even amid the grave situation.
"At least for a few moments, Arina was happy to be the center of attention," the caption read. "We hope that among her memories of this complicated period, she will receive this moment when she was smiling, and we, in our souls."
It didn't take too long for the video to go viral and Arina not only got a whole party, but birthday wishes have also poured in for Arina from around the world. "Happy birthday, may you be blessed with health and peace!" one commenter shared. Another wrote, "Happy birthday, beautiful and innocent child! May later in your life you only remember these good wishes."
In addition to sharing Arina's birthday joy, ISU Suceava elaborated on the work of the psychologists at the camp in its Facebook post.
“The work of the volunteer psychologists of ISU Suceava, in the Mobile Camp at the Siret City Stadium, is an essential one,” the caption reads when translated into English. “They are involved in their noble mission, both professionally and emotionally. Try(ing) to drive away the suffering of those fallen here by empathizing with them and giving them all the support they need.”
Cover Image Source: Facebook | ISU „Bucovina" Suceava