- An African-American woman, Mama Bridges, wanted two simple things as she attained 102 years old
- The centenarian wanted to eat a chili dog from The Varsity and to meet Bernice King, and she received both on her momentous day
- She posed in an adorable image with King on the latter’s Twitter account, where netizens celebrated Mama Bridges
Atlanta elder Clara Bridges, better known as Mama Bridges, wanted two things as she attained 102 years old, and the centenarian received both on the momentous occasion.
For her 102nd birthday, the African-American woman wanted “to eat a chili dog from The Varsity and to meet Bernice King”.
Black woman marks her 102nd birthday.
Photo credit: @BerniceKing (Twitter)/Annabelle Breakey.Source: UGC
The community rallied together to throw her a birthday celebration, and one of the attendees happened to be none other than the famous activist’s daughter, Bernice King.
Not only was King in attendance, but she also sang Bridges Happy Birthday.
“It meant everything to me just to see her smile. It’s a smile to me, and I know he’s just laughing up there,” said King on Twitter.
Bridges, who spent her younger years as a nurse, had a chili dog on making all her wishes come true.
Scores thronged the comments area to wish Mama Bridges well to make her birthday memorable.
See King’s post below:
Reactions to King’s post
Happy Birthday, Mama Bridges.
I think 102 is very beautiful for a younger women’s age these days. Happy Happiest. Bernice King, this is a great new way to test cakes. At 102, people tend to know what cakes taste for everyone, haha.
Such a blessing to see 102 and that you granted her request, Soror Bernice.. Happy Birthday, Mama Bridges.
Happy birthday, Mama Bridges. This is so sweet.
Happy birthday Mother Bridges continue to live on, enjoy life, and live.
We love you anyway, but this makes us love you more!
A beautiful expression of kindness and respect.
Happy Birthday, Mama Bridges! What a beautiful lady.
How sweet. I hope Mama Bridges had a wonderful birthday!
Lady pampers her mum on her birthday
In a related story, THETALK.NG reported that a lady stormed an open market to celebrate her mother.
In a video, the lady arrived at the market with a trumpeter and a birthday cake.
Many Nigerians appreciated her for taking good care of her mother.