Upset up with the hundreds of potholes that line Kansas City streets and a perceived lack of urgency from the city to fix them, Frank Sereno decided the best way to solve the problem was to celebrate it.
He threw a birthday party for the 3-month-old pothole on his street, complete with a slice of cake with a candle on top!
Sure enough, within days of posting a photo of the festivities to Facebook, the public works department filled the hole.
"We have to be as creative as we can to get things fixed," he told CNN. "For me, it's just about making sure my neighbors' and my voice are continuously heard."
But now that this hole's been filled, Sereno's scheming a new celebration—perhaps a graduation for the patched asphalt that's gone onto bigger and better things.