If you were born on February 29, happy birthday to you (finally). Also, you’re in luck: Gelato Messina is gifting you four free scoops, today only, to make up for all those lost birthdays.

"Because they haven’t had a birthday in three years, we want to make them feel special today,” says operations team member Linda Colombo, at Messina’s Fitzroy store.

It doesn’t matter how you take your ice-cream – you can split the scoops with three friends, or stack them up high in a cone all for yourself.

The free four-scoop offer is good all day, at all stores, nationwide for anyone born on this day. Just bring ID with your date of birth to collect.

Gelato Messina Fitzroy, Richmond and Windsor are open until 11pm tonight.