It also happened to be the boy's birthday. No one is more committed to the community than Officer Darryl Robinson. Staff told Robinson that his mother was in jail and she had removed other family members from the emergency contact list, meaning officials had to involve police.
The post has gotten over 11,000 reactions and over, 1800 shares. It was also the child's birthday.
Police say that family was eventually located and the child was dropped off.
According to Robinson, a local McDonald's had given the police department coupons for certain situations, such as the one Robinson found himself in.
Katie Cahoon-Sukow, the school counselor, said Howe Elementary could not comment on the story due to privacy reasons. People have inundated the post with comments and memories about Robinson, their own childhood interactions with officers, and thanked him for his kindness and compassion. The police department shared the officer's act of kindness on Facebook, where it has garnered almost 9,000 likes.
Police said Officer Robinson took the child for a meal at McDonald's and a ride around in the police vehicle for his birthday. Hate it when you hear and see children have to go through this due to their parents choices.