First responders serenade Fauci with 'happy birthday'
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A group of emergency workers sang “Happy Birthday” to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony FauciAnthony FauciPoll: 61 percent say Fauci has been truthful to the best of his knowledge on COVID-19 origins The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden support, gas tax questions remain on infrastructure Juan Williams: Trump's GOP descends into farce MORE as he left work Wednesday evening.

Fauci, who turned 80 on Thursday, was greeted by members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad as he left the National Institutes of Health in a suburb outside Washington, D.C., according to CNN and NBC affiliate WDSU News.

The group applauded the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert before singing “Happy Birthday.” Fauci posed for a picture with the masked group before appearing to take home a celebratory banner.

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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserOvernight Health Care: Medicaid enrollment reaches new high | White House gives allocation plan for 55M doses | Schumer backs dental, vision, hearing in Medicare DC to offer gift cards to those getting first COVID-19 shot White House to host large outdoor gathering for July 4 MORE honored Fauci’s birthday this week by declaring Thursday “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day” in the nation’s capital.

The mayor tweeted Wednesday, saying "We are incredibly proud to count Dr. Fauci among the many DC residents who are sacrificing so much to keep our communities healthy and safe."

Jill Biden, who will become first lady next month following President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMilitary must better understand sexual assaults to combat them The Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population On The Money: Democrats make full-court press on expanded child tax credit | White House confident Congress will raise debt ceiling MORE's inauguration, tweeted an audio clip of herself and her husband singing happy birthday to Fauci on Thursday.

Fauci told The Washington Post this week that he will not be seeing his three adult daughters for Christmas this year for the first time since they were born. However, he will be having a celebratory toast with prosecco over Zoom with his daughters, who will be calling from San Francisco, New Orleans and Boston.