An 11-year-old autistic boy experienced the birthday of a lifetime after local police threw a celebration in his honor.
In the past, Logan Pearson’s family would take him out for ice cream, but admitted that his birthday had otherwise been a somber time.
"People have just felt like well 'Logan can’t understand so we aren’t going to do anything for him like other kids,'" Logan’s father, James, explained.
The unhappy tradition changed this year when Pearson’s mother, Catherine, asked for birthday cards and good wishes via Facebook to be sent to her son.
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The post went viral with cards being delivered from around the world. When a local Cambridge policeman discovered the post, he decided to act.
Officer Steven Bikofsky explained that Pearson was a special boy, and that he wanted to do something special for him.
Pearson was escorted to a party by his own motorcade and was greeted with balloons, candles and lots of cake.
“It just exploded into this police escort to just show Logan how important he is,” Catherine Pearson said. “I just can’t believe it.”