Normally on someone’s birthday, they receive special messages from their friends and loved ones, but GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) decided to switch it up this year, expressing his heartfelt appreciation to everyone on his March 1 birthday! “I didn’t know what I was gonna do,” he said of the Instagram video he planned to post on his big day. “Maybe sing? ‘Happy birthday to me…’ Nah, I’m not doing that. I didn’t know if I was gonna put a cool picture out or a fun video with the goats… but I’ve done that a lot. I love my goats.
“I just wanted to say thank you to everybody,” Benard continued. “To my mother and father, my wife, my kids, my friends for their support. This has been an incredible year. And it’s not over… it’s just starting! But I’m so thankful and grateful. And I want to say that we all gotta love each other. Love makes the world go round. I know it doesn’t seem that way right now, but it is the truth. Alright, thank you. Bye.”
That’s not to say that others didn’t have birthday wishes for Benard. His daughter, Cailey, shared some vintage family photos of her pop with her own loving message. “Talented + handsome + determined + strong + family man + hilarious = My Daddy. Happy birthday to the #GOAT and best dad you could ever want.” GOAT stands for “Greatest of All Time” and if you swipe through the photos she posted, you’ll see why she believes that with all her heart. That last pic is a doozy!
Please join us in sending birthday wishes to Benard on his special day — hope it’s a great one! And for more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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