MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Richmond Police helped one little boy have a birthday party he will remember for life.
Daniel Barstow, who has autism, was all-smiles on his big day, but his mom, Angel, said that in the days leading up to his party, she was worried that smile would be missing.
“For six birthdays nobody wanted to come to his party,” she told LEX 18.
This year, Angel posted to Facebook a plea for people to show up for his party. The post caught the attention of Richmond Police officers who decided that they’ll do more than just show up.
Angel said that Richmond officers brought over a toy motorcycle for the little boy who dreams of becoming a police officer one day.
“To me, this job is about making a difference. I hope that we made a difference in his life, especially for his birthday. I hope we made it special,” said Sgt. Daniel Deaton.
Angel told LEX 18 that there is no doubt in her mind that he’ll always remember this party.
“The only thing we’re really hoping for is that this shows people that autistic kids are just like everybody else,” she said.
She hopes his new friendships will stick with him for life as well.
The video below is by Joey Brendel Films:
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Posted by Joey Brendel Films on Tuesday, April 30, 2019