This is the heartwarming moment a group of police officers surprises a boy with a little tractor after thieves stole his favorite toy.
4-year-old Gerald Philbrook was delighted when big-hearted cops gave him a brand new, replica John Deere.
Police swung into action after Patrol Sergeant Andrew Brooks read Gerald’s dad’s Facebook post explaining how his cherished old tractor had been stolen.
Peter Philbrook wrote in the post how he and Gerald had found the toy and bonded while repairing it, so the tractor held great sentimental value.
After an unsuccessful search effort, Sergeant Brooks, with some assistance from a local Wal-Mart and the Tempe Officers Association, purchased the toy for Gerald.
Brooks was so overcome with emotion when the time finally came to give Gerald the new tractor, he started tearing up.
Once he collected himself, Brooks presented Gerald with a personalized licence plate for his tractor, as well as a peace-sign bumper sticker.
On receiving his special gift, Gerald replied, “This is actually cooler than the other one!”
(Photo courtesy of SWNS)
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