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.
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.
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.