Here's a story to make you grin. The mother of an 18-year-old with mental disabilities knew her son's dream of becoming a police officer was never going to be possible. So Angie Richard decided to give son Blaize, who also has autism, the next best thing.
So how'd she this mom from Louisiana do? Well, a photo going viral on Facebook shows the new "backup" officer for Officer Mike Hill of the Jennings Police Department. This mom did it! She made her kid's dreams come true!
According to Richard, she started by buying Blaize a uniform and asking the Jennings PD to simply send a car over to let him get a look and feel of a real police cruiser. From there a dispatcher with the department got involved, and things have really rolled along.
This honorary cop got a tour of the police department, a certificate from the cops, and he's got a relationship with Hill, who stops by the Richard house frequently to check in with his new buddy.
I don't know who to clap louder for -- the cops who went out of their way to make a kid's day or the mom who made it all happen.
It's not easy being a mother, and that can go double for a mom of a kid with special needs. You know you have to advocate for your child, but it's hard to draw the line between asking for what they need and asking for what they want. You don't want to always be asking for help.
And yet, Angie Richard proved the old adage about the squeaky wheel getting the grease. She thought this would make her son's day, so she ASKED. And yup, it worked. Heck, more than worked. Just look at that kid's gorgeous grin!
Have you ever done something like Angie Richard did to make your kid's day?
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