When no one sent an RSVP after being invited to a birthday party for an autistic boy, the local police department showed up in force.
Daniel Nicastro’s autism makes it hard for him to make friends–and no one had shown up for his previous two birthdays. His parents didn’t want to see him disappointed again, so they sent an invitation to the North Port, Florida Police Department to invite Daniel’s favorite heroes.
The parents thought maybe one or two officers might stop by, but the cops kept coming. They brought police-themed gifts and seven of them posed for a picture with Daniel.The photo spread on social media, and Daniel has been receiving belated birthday wishes from around the world ever since.
Not only that, the experience inspired the North Port police to host a community birthday bash July 3, for every child in the community who “has felt left out.”
“We want all our kids to know how special they are and see how much our community cares for them,” the department wrote on its Facebook page.
“I can’t thank [the police] enough,” his father, Daniel Nicastro, Sr., told WFLA News. “I never will be able to—and he’ll never forget this birthday because of it.”
(WATCH the video below from WFLA News) — Photo: North Port PD, Facebook
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