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Coronavirus can’t rain on Rocky River man’s one-man St. Patrick’s Day parade

Posted at 3:25 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 07:52:07-04

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A Rocky River man is spreading smiles through the streets of his neighborhood on his one-man St. Patrick’s Day parade route.

Mark Leahy made sure to keep his distance from neighbors (and even had a sign on his back saying to stay 6 feet away) as he paraded down the middle of the quiet street, waving an Irish flag and garnering waves and cheers from bystanders to the impromptu celebration.

One man parade

While the official Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled last week as coronavirus concerns mounted, Leahy’s celebratory stroll is a nice, albiet smaller scale, alternative.

He wasn’t the only one who filled the parade void. City Dogs Cleveland held a virtual St. Patrick’s Day Pet Parade Tuesday: