Source – After no one came to her son’s eighth birthday party Sunday, a Hurst mother decided to get the police involved.
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.
He had the same heartbreaking experience when he turned 6.
“This always happens,” the devastated boy told his mother.
“He said it in the most broken voice I’ve ever heard,” Day said. “It happened once before, but this time something snapped in me and it was like no, this is not happening to him again.”
Desperate to cheer up her son, she posted a message on the Nextdoor neighborhood website.
“I think I’m posting this out of utter emotional distress … but I need to ask if anyone wants to come to an 8 yr old boys birthday party to show him that he’s loved and valued as a person,” she wrote. “NO gifts are required other than the gift of friendship.”
No responses came in right away, so Day thought of a last resort. 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.
Soon after she and her husband got home, the station’s entire shift showed up at her front door — with a few Hurst firefighters, too.
They lined the street with their patrol cars and firetrucks and came inside to eat cake and sing “Happy Birthday.”
The department said on Facebook that the officers “were honored to attend Graham’s 8th birthday party!”