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Police help 6-year-old celebrate birthday during COVID-19 outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic didn't stop Christian from having a great birthday with a little help from the Clearwater Police Department.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — COVID-19 did not stop the Clearwater Police Department from helping make one boy's sixth birthday one to remember. 

Police said when they found out Christian couldn't go anywhere and had to cancel his birthday party because of the coronavirus pandemic, they showed up to surprise him. 

Clearwater police officers decided to drive by Christian's house with their lights and sirens on and wished him a happy birthday.

Christian smiled, waved, jumped up and down like it was the best birthday ever. 

Christian's mother wrote to the Clearwater Police Department and said, “I cannot thank you enough for helping to make my son's birthday extra special! What we thought might be a really sad birthday turned into probably the best one he has had and will have! I may have too much to live up to now. Thank you again for making this happen. The officers were amazing!!” 

The Clearwater Police Department wished Christian a very happy sixth birthday on its Facebook page

A Surprise For The Birthday Boy

When Clearwater Police learned a boy’s birthday party today was canceled because of COVID-19, and the family couldn’t travel anywhere to do anything for the occasion, they came up with a surprise for him. Officers drove by his house this morning, with lights and sirens on, and wished Christian a happy birthday via their in-car public address system. He smiled, he waved, he jumped and down like it was the best birthday present ever. His mother wrote: “I cannot thank you enough for helping to make my son's birthday extra special! What we thought might be a really sad birthday turned into probably the best one he has had and will have! I may have too much to live up to now. :) Thank you again for making this happen. The officers were amazing!!” From all of us at CPD to Christian, we wish you a very happy sixth birthday!

Posted by Clearwater Police Department on Friday, April 3, 2020

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