Police And Firefighters Save The Day After No One Shows Up To Kid’s Birthday Party
May 31, 2017
When no one showed up to Graham Day’s eighth birthday party, the local police and fire departments in Hurst, Texas, surprised him and saved the day.
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Although no one had responded to Jennifer Day and her husband’s invitations, they hoped for the best and baked cakes and bought pizza. But no one showed up to celebrate with their son, Graham.
The same thing happened on his sixth birthday. Graham, once again, was devastated.
“It happened once before, but this time something snapped in me and it was like no, this is not happening to him again,” Day told Dallas News.
She and her husband drove to the Hurst Police Department and asked whether an officer might come see her son, who has always wanted to be a policeman.
The station’s entire shift showed up at her front door — with a few Hurst firefighters, too.
“By the end of it, I think he forgot that his friends didn’t come over for his birthday,” Day said. “He was so happy.”
“Something like this, it literally guts you as a parent because you can’t fix it, at least in that moment,” she said through tears. “But the Hurst Police Department and the Hurst Fire Department, they went above and beyond and made his day.”