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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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sabrinacourv February 24 2014 at 12:42 PM

Happy Birthday Logan, hope you have a wonderful day!! Worcester, Ma

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Adele February 24 2014 at 12:42 PM

There are a lot of good people in this world and I'm so happy this story was shared. Thank you AOL. We, the people, get tired of being bombarded with so much violent and sad news, so this is very special. We need to see the good side of life as we are fully aware of the ugly side. These police officers and this mom are great examples of human kindness and compassion.

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easy1james February 24 2014 at 12:30 PM

Happy Birthday Logan. I would have sent this earlier, but I was out of town celebrating my daughter's 30th birthday on 20 Feb.

Hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed yourself.

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hawaiibeefproducers February 24 2014 at 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday Logan!!!!

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krelgh February 24 2014 at 12:28 PM

These Cops rock! God bless them.

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susie9966 February 24 2014 at 12:20 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOGAN!!!

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onyota1 February 24 2014 at 12:19 PM

Awesome story , I want to say thank you to everyone that was involved . We need more people in the world to do good deeds like this. Happy Birthday Logan

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nanahetzel February 24 2014 at 12:18 PM

I think it was wonderful, brought tears to my eyes.
How do I get help repairing my Ranger so it will pass CA smog program. I'm 71 on SS.
I hope Logan has many more happy Birthdays.

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wittlief nanahetzel February 24 2014 at 1:18 PM

do you have fire insurance on your Ranger?

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Allen Cat wittlief February 24 2014 at 2:23 PM

With your comments, I`d be more worried about my own fire insurance. Please post your address. ass wipe.

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mpchrls55 February 24 2014 at 12:04 PM

Thank God for giving the boy a dream come true. Congrats

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Katherine February 24 2014 at 11:45 AM

This brought tears to my eyes. Faith in humanity temporarily restored.

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