The police attend autistic teenager’s birthday party
Family of Arkansas teenager thanks to the officials of the law enforcement to step in when there were only three people showed up for the 15-year-old birthday party.
Police officer and firefighters in Arkansas joined forces to help celebrate a teen birthday after just three people came to his party.
Bradley Butler of Russellville, Arkansas turned 15 last week. In the light of the event, his father, Ben, decided to throw a birthday party for the boy, who has autism, at a local arcade. While 30 people said that they are there, only a few actually showed, I’m told Fox 16.
“We have about 30 people to R. S. V. P but only three people, two of Bradley’s friends and an adult,” he said.
That is when Ben decided to take the old friend Sgt. Mark Frost with the Russellville Police Department, with the question of whether he could help. But he never expected what happened next.
“Before I knew it we had about 8 officers, 7 police cars, the Russellville Fire department,” Ben told the news station. Frost told Fox 16 birthdays are important to children, adding that they “need to celebrate with people.”
Bradley was glad that the firefighters and police officers were able to help him celebrate.
“It made me sad, but I had all my good friends with me, so that’s all I needed,” Bradley told Fox 16.
On Facebook, the police department said that its members “were proud that we were able to make this party a little brighter for the birthday boy.”
“We even invited by the Russellville Fire department crash the party with us. Thank you to all who made this possible,” the Russellville Police added.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.