Police officers pick up bill for mom who can't afford daughter's birthday cake

Two police officers saved a girl's birthday and made a mother's day with a simple act of kindness.

The two Connecticut police officers are now being praised on social media for stepping in and buying a girl's birthday cake when her mother couldn't afford to.

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According to a Facebook post from the Norwich Police Department, Officers Elizabeth Harsley and Christopher Hawrylik responded to a call involving an emotionally distraught mother. Once the officers arrived to the scene they realized the mother was having an extremely stressful day because she could not afford her a cake for her daughter's birthday.

Harsley and Hawrylik used their own money to purchase a cake for the mother so she and her daughter could "enjoy her birthday together."

"Chief Fusaro and the Norwich Police Department are proud to have officers like Officer Hawrylik and Harsley who perform their duties faithfully and routinely go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the citizens of Norwich with compassion and concern," the department's Facebook read, praising the two officers.

Read the post below:

See how a cop's good deed helped a father see his child:

Cop's Good Deed Helps Father See Child
Cop's Good Deed Helps Father See Child

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