Officer takes birthday boy out for dinner

Police officer takes boy out for his birthday after he's left alone at school gates

Police said the student's parent is in jail and there was no other family member for the school to reach out to pick the child up. It was also the child's birthday. The police department shared the officer's act of kindness on Facebook, where it has garnered almost 9,000 likes.

Robinson made a decision to take the child for a meal at McDonald's and for a ride around in a police vehicle for his birthday.

"It was also the child's birthday", the post said.

Afterward, family was eventually located and the child was dropped off. "It affects kids when they are growing up and if there's not someone there to tell them it doesn't have to be this way and that's not okay, they can get stuck in it".

"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, sharing the news on Facebook.

Since then, its been shared more than 12,000 times.

In a post on the department's Facebook page, Officer Darryl Robinson's kind act is highlighted with a smiling photo.

"Congratulations on your accomplishments Darryl".

"I can say I know this awesome guy!"

As for the eight-year-old, Robinson said he plans to keep tabs on him and try to foster a similar relationship.

Coincidentally, it was Robinson's birthday a day after the boy's.



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