HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. (KTVU) - A boy in Arkansas was heart broken when his mother sent out invitations to his 10th birthday celebration, and nobody showed up.
21 invitations went out for Toxey Ahrabli's big day, and most people responded that they couldn't make it.
His mother said that they expected at least five children to show up, but one child got sick and the others were a no-show.
But when a group of Arkansas state troopers got wind of the story, they wanted to make sure Toxey Ahrabli had the party and celebration he deserved.
The story reached the troopers after Toxey's mother wrote a post on Facebook about how devastated her son was.
A couple days later, troopers showed up on the boy's doorstep with cake, gifts, and all.
After the memorable event, mom Angela Andrews sent out another message that described how much the troopers' visit meant to her son.
"They ate his cake with him and played basketball with him. All out of the goodness of their hearts. They made my sweet baby's day, and his year!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never be able to repay the kindness you showed my family today!!" wrote Andrews.
The Arkansas State Police responded by saying, "Cpl David Forthman, along with Troopers Terry Sawyer, Kyle Sheldon, Brandon Cook, and Tim Callison are the reason we become troopers. We all want to make a difference, and these troopers showed today that #kindnessmatters."