While most kids look forward to their birthdays, this 7-year-old boy doesn’t share this sentiment. But after hearing this child’s story, you will hardly be surprised why this 7-year-old boy behaves in this manner, considering the fact that the day of his birth was also the day when his father died.
It’s simply one of the numerous special events that, no doubt, brings up unpleasant recollections every single time. The pain that the young boy must experience when his school’s annual “Take Your Dad to School” breakfast rolls around is one that we can only try to understand.
Every year the boy, Oscar, is unable to attend his school’s event, likely reminding the child every time of what he had lost.
That is, until Lisa, Oscar’s mother, had enough.
“Lisa asked if an officer could accompany Oscar this year so he could be part of it,” said the police department on their Facebook page.
Not only did the department agree to attend the breakfast, but they sent four officers to act as “adoptive” fathers to the boy.
What’s even better, they did more than just show up.
At the end of the breakfast, the school asked the fathers to sign a pledge promising to support their children.
The officers signed the agreement and said they would make sure the child did well in school and “encourage him to do his best every day.”
“That was the best day in his life,” Lisa commented, later thanking the officers for being such good role models on her own Facebook page. “He is still on cloud nine. Thank you so much.”
Lisa also added that Oscar is now excitedly waiting for the next time he will see the police officers again.
The post touched the hearts of many, even inspiring some to contribute in their own ways.
“I would like to send him something from my husbands department for his birthday!!!,” wrote the wife of another police officer.
“This was so beautiful and brought me tears!,” she added. “As a teacher and a wife of a police officer, I know how much this just have meant. Your little boy is so handsome and I hope this brought him extra joy on a hard day.”