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A 78-year-old woman from Essex has wished every one of her Facebook friends a Happy Birthday simultaneously after she posted ‘Happy Birthday’ on her own wall without tagging anyone. 

Elaine Fringe told Southend News Network that she was ‘confident’ that her fourth cousin in New Zealand would get a notification and read her message anyway.

She added, ‘She’ll see it. I always end my posts and my comments with my full name just in case they don’t know who has written them.’

Elaine’s daughter Chloe said, ‘I tried sending her a private message to let her know her mistake, but after we exchanged greetings our chat window has just had three dots in it for the last four hours.’

’She probably started typing and then forgot that she had a lasagna in the oven.’