(WSVN) - Thursday is not only Christmas Eve, but it’s Dr. Anthony Fauci’s 80th birthday!

He received a very special gift from the nation’s capital Mayor Muriel Bowser as she announced the 24th to be Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day.

The D.C. mayor said Fauci has been a shining light for the country and has promoted truth over fear while giving Americans hope.

The longtime D.C. resident has worked to advise six presidents and plans to work in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.

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