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Facebook Is Giving Away Free Food Today — Here’s How to Get In On the Action

Chances are, today is not your birthday, but Facebook wants to send you something sweet anyway. To celebrate the launch of its Birthday Stories, Facebook is forgoing the seconds-long birthday message we’ve all grown accustomed to receiving in our notifications on our big day and is teaming up with bakeries across the country to pass out a treat to anyone who wants one.

On May 9, Facebook launched birthday stories globally, allowing users a new way to give birthday shoutouts to friends, families and loved ones within their social circle. With birthday stories, you can add digital birthday cards, photos or videos to a story.

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“It’s like getting a personalized birthday card from everyone you care about, no matter where they are in the world,” Facebook writes in a press release.

It’s easy to create, too. Merely tap on the birthday notification, and then shoot or upload a photo or short video. Or, use one of Facebook’s digital birthday cards to create your birthday message. You even have the option to liven up the message with a music sticker to give the story a personalized soundtrack. Once completed, the birthday wish is added to your friend or family member’s birthday story. Once they receive enough of them, Facebook automatically creates a personalized slideshow for him or her.

Facebook teamed up with 50 bakers, one in each state, to give away free food — today only. They’re also taking over Flour Shop, a bakery in New York City, transforming it into a “Birthday Stories Bakery from Facebook.” Stop in, and pick up sweet treats there if you’re in the area, because why not.

Take a look at all the bakeries participating in today’s birthday soiree.

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