CHICAGO (CBS) — Mark Mizera got a hero’s homecoming Thursday after he battled COVID-19 and won.

Mizera returned to his Bridgeport home on Thursday after being hospitalized for four months.

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His family and friends surrounded him with a drive-through parade. Dozens of people rode past his home holding signs, honking horns, and cheering.

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“I feel honored that these people would do this for me – my relatives, people from the neighborhood, friends – everybody,” Mizera said. “This is beautiful.”

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Mizera’s wife also had COVID, and was hospitalized for four days. She said she has been looking forward to this day since was released.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff