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Newtown Boy Turns 12 on 12/12/12

Griffin Popescu, a Newtown Elementary School student, is 12 today.

If Griffin Popescu had to pick a lucky number today, it would most certainly be 12.

The Newtown Elementary School sixth grader is turning 12 today -- on 12/12/12.

Griffin's mom, Mindy, said her son is a fun-loving person with a huge heart. He enjoys playing and watching sports, especially baseball and basketball. He has a great sense of humor, his mother said. He's known for his funny instagram photos, silly snap chats, and most recently when he dressed as South Koren rapper Psy for Halloween and danced to "Gangham Style" on stage at school.  

"His best qualities are his bear hugs, how he loves to laugh, his sense of humor and his kind, kind heart," his mom told Patch. 

He has many nicknames, including Griffy-Griff, The Griffster, Grifferdoodle and G-money. 

Happy Birthday Griffin!

Beth December 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Happy Birthday Griff! We are so blessed to have you and your awesome family in our lives! Enjoy your day.......you derserve it! The Mischak Family
Michele Johnson December 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Happy 12th Birthday GriffA on 12/12/12!! We hope you have an AMAZING, Super Duper Day!! I am so Proud Ashton calls you his BFF and that we have you and your great big sense of Humor in our life along with the rest of your Family, We Love You! Happy Birthday The Johnson's
Richie December 12, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Happy Birthday Griffey, your a great friend!!! :)
Cynthia Sirota December 12, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Happy Birthday to my neighbor! What a great day to turn 12 :) ~Sirota's

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