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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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Mark February 24 2014 at 3:11 PM

Hey Logan,My name is Mark and I live in Magnolia Texas. I hope that you had a great Birthday.I will send you some pictures of my friends and I very soon.I am glad that the whole world will be thinking of you on this your special day.Have a good'un Pard. Via con Dios Amigo

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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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bobbysmom6 February 24 2014 at 4:52 PM

as the mother of an autistic son i understand.

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qnznycn February 24 2014 at 5:01 PM

what a great thing

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Connie February 24 2014 at 5:13 PM

Happy Birthday Logan. It is so nice when the press shows how awesome police officers are!

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vaultdeedee February 24 2014 at 5:15 PM

happy birthday logan many many ,more u have many friends

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Leo February 24 2014 at 5:18 PM

Shouldn't have taken so long for a Birthday, poor kid.

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Queen Debbie February 24 2014 at 5:24 PM

Happy Birthday Logan!! sending wishes from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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