Green Bay officer helps child on his birthday after no one picked him up from school

Posted: 3:04 PM, Oct 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-25 13:40:48Z

What could have been a very difficult birthday for a child was made a little easier thanks to the kindness of a Green Bay police officer.

On Monday, Officer Robinson from the Green Bay Police Department went to a local elementary school for a child who was not picked up at the end of the day, the department said in a Facebook post. 

The child's parent is in jail and the school did not have any other family contacts.

Sadly, it was the child's birthday.

Officer Robinson took the child to eat at McDonald's and to ride around in his police car for his birthday. 

Police eventually tracked down family and the child was dropped off.

The owner of a local McDonald's previously gave the department free cheeseburger coupons to hand out in certain situations, including ones like this.

The department is thanking community partners, like McDonald's, for aiding officers in helping out others during shifts.