(Meredith) – A Wisconsin police officer helped a child celebrate his birthday after no one picked him up at the end of the school day.
The boy had been waiting outside his elementary school on Monday when Officer Darryl Robinson got a call to check on him, the Green Bay Police Department wrote on Facebook.
The child’s parent is in jail and the school reportedly had no other family contacts.
When Robinson learned it was the boy’s birthday, he treated him to a meal at McDonald’s. Then, the pair went for a ride in his patrol car to further celebrate.
“Thank you to Officer Robinson for taking some extra time to celebrate the child’s birthday; we are so proud to have him part of the GBPD team!” the department wrote.
According to the post, the officer eventually dropped the child off after locating his family.
Robinson’s kind gesture is going viral after the department posted the story on its Facebook page. It’s been shared more than 1,000 times and counting.
One commenter wrote: “What a fine officer. No one is more committed to the community than Officer Darryl Robinson. That little boy will remember that for the rest of his life.”
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