Boy Celebrates Milestone Birthday With Big Rig Party He’ll Never Forget

Aldergrove, BC – A young boy from Canada was treated to a drive-by big rig parade over the weekend in honor of his tenth birthday.

In the era of the COVID-19 pandemic and “social distancing,” drive-by birthday parades have become increasingly popular.

The family and friends of Ryley Grin kicked things up a notch on Saturday when his community of Aldergrove in British Columbia threw him a big rig birthday party he will never forget.


Ryley told the Aldergrove Star he was only expecting two people to drop by and wish him a happy birthday on Saturday, but his dad, Joe Berg, had another plan.

Berg, who is Ryley’s biological grandfather but legal guardian, wanted to make his son’s day extra special due to the limited birthday options in the current environment.

So, he got with his company, Quiring Towing & Recovery, for which he has driven long-haul for almost eight years, to help organize the birthday surprise.


On Saturday at noon, Ryley sat atop his dad’s elevated flatbed with his mom — grinning ear to ear — as a dozen semi trucks, wreckers, and vehicles drove down 62 Avenue, blasting horns and flashing lights to celebrate the young man.

Several of the participants handed Ryley gifts and cards as they drove by.

The last truck in the convoy?

His dad’s white Freightliner, of course, adorned with balloons, streamers and a sign on the front that read “Happy 10th Birthday Ryley.”

Perhaps the most exciting surprise was what was behind the Freightliner.


Affixed to the back of his dad’s semi was Ryley’s present: a new dirt bike, just his size.

Ryley Grin, pictured with his dad Joe Berg, is all smiles after his surprise big rig birthday parade, ending with his birthday gift — a new dirt bike — on the back of his dad’s truck.

Another great example of how truckers can come together to make someone’s day, even in the strangest of times!

Photos courtesy Aldergrove Star & Sarah Grochowski



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