HOT SPRINGS — Arkansas State Troopers turned around a 10-year-old boy’s birthday nightmare.
Toxey invited his entire class to celebrate his 10th birthday last weekend. However, not a single one of his 21 classmates showed up.
“Just heartbroken and helpless. It’s the last thing you want to feel for your kid, that no one cared enough to come,” said Toxey’s mother, Angela Andrews.
Two days later, Toxey got the birthday surprise of his life when he opened his front door and was greeted by a line of state troopers who were ready to celebrate his double-digit birthday.
“They showed me all the keys to do the sirens and the horn. I also got to see the cage with the dog in it,” Toxey told THV 11.
The troopers also came bearing gifts. They brought a birthday cake, gifts and played a game of basketball. The gifts included video games and a razor scooter.
“I cried a little bit because they did that for me,” Toxey told THV 11.
Although the ASP troopers turned Toxey’s birthday around, Andrews still has a message for other parents.
“Just please, if your kids get invited to birthdays, take them,” she said.
For Toxey, this birthday has become one to remember — as well as inspiring him on a career path.
He told THV 11 that he hopes to be an Arkansas State Trooper when he grows up.
To read more on THV 11, click here.