Police officers are busy enforcing the laws and making sure their communities are safe, but when one Wisconsin cop got a heartbreaking call from a local school about a student, he put everything on hold to save the day.
In the middle of the afternoon, Green Bay Police Officer Darryl Robinson got a call from a nearby elementary school about one of their students that had been forgotten at school. “They said his mother was incarcerated and there was no one on the emergency contact,” said Robinson.
Robinson was also informed that it was the little boy’s eighth birthday, so he was determined to turn the sad situation into a happy one. “We brought the 8-year-old out to a squad, he’d never been in a police car before and was very excited to ride in one,” Robinson said.
Robinson was able to track down the boy’s grandfather before taking him out for a ride in the police car and a special birthday meal. “I asked his grandfather if it was okay if I could take him to McDonald’s before bringing him home. He said yes,” Robinson explained. “He was looking at the toys they put in the Happy Meals. He was excited to hang out with a police officer and get away for a little bit.”
Since that afternoon, word of Robinson’s good deed has spread throughout his community and on social media. “I’m not one for the spotlight but, you know, it was good seeing all the comments and there was nothing negative that I read. That’s pretty rare in this profession,” Robinson said.