HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. (KTHV) – A group of Arkansas State Troopers went above and beyond for a 10-year-old boy.
Toxey turned 10-years-old over the weekend. He sent out invitations to his whole class for his birthday party. Sadly, no one showed up but what happened two days later is something he will never forget.
He didn't know what to expect when he opened his front door and was greeted by a line of state troopers.
“Scared and at the same time trying to figure out why they were here,” Toxey said.
They all came to celebrate with him after his mom sent out 21 invitations to his class but no one attended the party.
“Just heartbroken and helpless. It's the last thing you want to feel for your kid, that no one cared enough to come,” Angela Andrews said.
But days after, Toxey got the ultimate surprise birthday party by hanging out with troopers all day.
“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 said.
Not only did the troopers let him see the patrol cars, but they brought him a cake, gave him several gifts and even played a game of basketball.
“They had come to give me all that stuff and make up their own birthday party for me,” said Toxey.
The gifts ranged from video games to a razor scooter.
“I cried a little bit because they did that for me,” Toxey said.
Andrews just has one message for parents.
“On Saturday night, I knew no one was coming, and I posted on Facebook just kind of like an outcry to parents. Just please if your kids get invited to birthdays take them,” Andrews said.
For Toxey, he will always remember this birthday party.
“If I am remembering right, this is the only birthday that I have had with people coming,” Toxey said.
He hopes one day he will be an Arkansas State Trooper just like the men that stood by his side on his 10th birthday.