Many parents immediately know the answer to the question, “What is your child really into these days?” For some, the answer is robots, Barbies, or puzzles. For others, it’s anything related to Disney.
Crystal Clinner’s son Tye, who has cerebral palsy, is one of those die-hard Disney fans. So when a nonprofit granted his wish to visit one of the parks just in time for his 13th birthday, he was thrilled!
Of course, Crystal wanted to make his big day extra special, so she reached out to Icing Smiles, a nonprofit that makes custom cakes for sick children. Unbeknownst to Crystal, one of their volunteers was the local police officer who would take Tye’s celebration to the next level!
Lieutenant Brandy Forman not only baked Tye an out-of-this-world cake, but she also brought the Smyrna Police Department of Georgia together to plan him an epic surprise party!
The police department posted a community invitation on their Facebook page to make sure anyone who wanted to cheer Tye on could — in true Disney or pirate style! They supplied everyone with pizza, drinks, and cake and even offered to let kids check out their vehicles!
But that wasn’t enough for these amazing public servants! They also customized a uniform for Tye so he knows he’ll always have a place on their team.
Unsurprisingly, the party was a huge success! According to Crystal, Tye was “all smiles” throughout the event. “To see everyone love him as much as I do means the world to me,” she told CNN. “It’s really hard to find the words to what this means to me.”
Sergeant Louis Defense said the department is “failing” if they don’t find ways to get to know their community. He added, “I know Tye had a blast. I know, equally, we all had a great time.”
It’s safe to say the Smyrna police are not failing their community! We know their sweet gesture meant the world to Tye and his mom!
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