10-year-old Toxey was so disappointed that none of the 21 classmates he invited to his birthday party showed up that his mother expressed her sadness on Facebook.
According to CBS affiliate THV 11, his mother Angela Andrews felt “Just heartbroken and helpless. It's the last thing you want to feel for your kid, that no one cared enough to come.”
But someone took note of her Facebook post, and two days later the family got an unexpected knock on their front door. Toxey was worried and confused when he encountered four Arkansas State Troopers looking down at him. But he wasn't in trouble. They were there to give him the birthday he'd never had.
The troopers gave Toxey a wonderful party, giving him presents, showing him their patrol cars, bringing him a cake with his name on it, and even playing basketball with him.
Toxey was overwhelmed by the kindness shown to him by strangers, admitting, “I cried a little bit because they did that for me. If I am remembering right, this is the only birthday that I have had with people coming."
The 10-year-old says he wants to be a trooper when he grows up so he can be like the men who gave him a birthday he will never forget.