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This Newfoundland Woman's 100th Birthday Went Viral After She Asked Facebook For Likes

Meet the Facebook Queen of Baytona, Newfoundland.

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Mary Canning lives in the small community of Baytona, Newfoundland. Known locally as the Queen of Baytona, Canning turned 100 years old this week. To celebrate her centennial, she asked people on Facebook to give her at least 100 likes and shares.

Pleasantview Manor / Via facebook.com

The queen got far more than her wish — the Facebook post from Pleasantview Manor, where she lives, has been shared more than 300,000 times.

Canning also received birthday wishes from all over the world.
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Canning also received birthday wishes from all over the world.

She was soon mobbed by local media. (OK, maybe just the CBC.) They wanted to talk to Baytona's viral icon.

"What's your Pinterest strategy?"
Pleasantview Manor / Via Facebook: pleasantview.manor

"What's your Pinterest strategy?"

Her birthday party was a big deal. Lots of folks asked to take photos with her. "If they all gave me a dollar a piece I might have a lot of money," Canning told CBC. (Strong selfie monetization strategy, Mary.)

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She also took a limo ride through town. Canning's stretch was accompanied by other vehicles to form a motorcade. They took her all the way to city hall.

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Here she is, sampling the fine-ass array of drinks and food in the limo.

Pleasantview Manor / Via Facebook: pleasantview.manor

Happy birthday to the Facebook Queen of Baytona!

Pleasantview Manor / Via facebook.com

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