A PENSIONER in a coronavirus lockdown in Spain was brought to tears after her neighbours surprised her with a cake for her 80th birthday.
The footage filmed in Lavapies, Madrid, shows the heartwarming moment a neighbour knocks on the door of 80-year-old Charo.
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He calls out for his neighbour’s name and when she opens the door she discovers the cake placed on a table outside her front door.
As Charo steps out of the apartment, her neighbours burst into singing a rendition of “Happy Birthday” from their apartment windows.
The 80-year-old’s birthday had fallen just days after the Spanish government announced the entire country would go into lockdown in drastic measures to stop the spread of the virus.
As the clip continues, the elderly woman struggles to hold back tears as she retreats into her apartment doorway.
She then rushes back out to the hallway to wave at her neighbours as they sing but thanking them with a round of applause.
It was reported that the neighbourhood that Charo lives in has a “strong sense of community” as soon of the residents are in danger of being evicted over fears their properties are unsafe.
So far 11,748 people have been tested positive for the deadly virus in Spain with 533 deaths reported since the start of the pandemic.
Of the total amount of confirmed cases 4,165 have been confirmed in Madrid with 213 people reported to have died in the capital alone.
A neighbour of Charo, Nacho explained that the 80-year-old is “going through a tough time.”
He continued: “The least we could do as neighbours is support each other. Charo is 80 years old, she is a person at risk. We do not know what is going on with our homes, but she is lucky because she has a contract for one more year. However, others have been evicted.
“She is going through a tough time and the least we could do as neighbours is support each other, especially where vulnerable people are concerned.”
Spanish residents have been asked to only leave their homes when necessary including times for work or to visit the supermarket, pharmacy, bank or medical centre.
Residents have also been told they can leave their houses to care for elderly loved ones or those dependent on others, but even then they should keep a safe distance.
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