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Police help throw first birthday bash for boy with autism

Police Help Throw First Birthday Bash For Boy With Autism
Police in Massachusetts went above and beyond the call of duty to give a 12-year-old boy with autism his first real birthday celebration.

Logan Pearson is unable to speak and his family says throwing him a traditional birthday party was always very difficult.

"They've always been just a real, you know, sad and quiet day."

But this year, his mother posted a message to Facebook and asked people to send Logan birthday cards.

"I want to CELEBRATE him and ENJOY his day on 2/24/14!" she wrote.

"So will you go right now and grab a piece of paper and write Happy Birthday Logan- from your FRIEND- in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii... Etc? I want to make a birthday card book for him."

"Help us celebrate Logan's birthday! Feel free to share this."

The post went viral and Logan get thousands of cards. The post also caught the attention of one officer who turned Logan's birthday into a big bash complete with cake, gifts and even a police escort.

"The mother said, you know, 'He has no friends,' and I looked at Steven and I said, 'We have to do something.'"

"It's just exploded into this, police escort to, you know, just shows us and shows Logan how important he is."

Police from 10 different agencies came to the celebration. Logan's mom told WPMT she feels humbled by the birthday party that's been twelve years in the making.

If you'd like to send Logan a birthday wish, mail it to:

Logan Pearson

311 Lowell Street

Apt. 3210

Andover, MA 01810

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Daniel February 24 2014 at 2:42 PM

Poor kid

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rn2956 February 24 2014 at 3:55 PM

Stories like these keep me hopeful for humanity...

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Elizabeth February 24 2014 at 3:55 PM

What a nice thing for them to do.

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fitzgeraldacr February 24 2014 at 4:03 PM

Logan I can remember when I was 12...so I want to wish you a VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many many birthdays to come. And as of today you have a new friend....I will always be your friend..

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pamiss45 February 24 2014 at 4:14 PM

These police officers should be congratulated on making this child's birthday so special. Deep down this child knows what was done - he may not vocalize it but he knows.

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kirberts February 24 2014 at 4:15 PM

Way to go!

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breid2 February 24 2014 at 4:16 PM

totally awesome...i got tears

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spsportsmom4 February 24 2014 at 4:23 PM

What a great birthday gift! You guys rock!

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samatthew524 February 24 2014 at 4:35 PM

i hope logan and his family had the perfect birthday!

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Patsy February 24 2014 at 3:39 PM

Good for them!!! Something postive in the news!!!!

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