Boy with Ball-Stuff

This 6-year-old boy had lost faith in ever seeing his favorite ball again – at least before the local police force answered his poster asking for help.

Te Kahu Hall was outside playing with his beloved red ball when it rolled into the street where a woman in a silver car stopped next to the toy, picked it up, and drove away.

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Hall was heartbroken.

However despite his dismay, he immediately started searching for his lost treasure, creating hand drawn posters with the ball’s picture and bringing them in to the Whanganui, New Zealand police station.


The boys in blue were so touched by the child’s plight, they made a Facebook post describing the predicament to their page’s followers.

Even though the police were still searching for the lost toy, they bought a green replacement ball for Te Kahu to cheer him up.

The boy was so ecstatic about the gift, he would only kick it around his yard for short periods of time because he didn’t want to dirty the precious present. Carrying it around night and day, Te Kahu insisted that he would never let it leave his sight, let alone get stolen.

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That’s when Hall’s parents started getting phone calls from people around town who had seen the police force’s Facebook post and were offering money and second hand balls for Te Kahu.

The family was delighted by the reminders that they still lived in a kind community that looked after each other, even if it was only over a little lost toy.

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