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Green Bay Officer buys lunch for kid who was left at school on their birthday

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GREEN BAY, Wisc. -

Grab your tissues because this made me well up a bit. 

On Monday, a Green Bay elementary school notified police that a boy had not been picked after school was let out. It turns out the parent of the boy was in jail and there were no other known family contacts. 

"They said his mother was incarcerated and there was no one on the emergency contact," said Darryl Robinson, Green Bay police officer.

To make matters worse, it was also the child's birthday. 

After getting the heartbreaking story, Officer Robinson with the Green Bay Police Department took the child to McDonald's for a meal and then took him on a ride in the patrol car for his birthday!

"We brought the 8-year-old out to a squad, he'd never been in a police car before and was very excited to ride in one," Robinson said.

Monday also marked the boy's eighth birthday. Robinson says he met the boy once before and reached the 8-year-old's grandfather.

"I asked his grandfather if it was okay if I could take him to McDonald's before bringing him home. He said yes," Robinson said.

The boy was dropped off after spending some memorable time with Officer Robinson. 

The department posted about Robinson's day with the boy on Facebook and the positive comments came rolling in. 

"I'm not one for the spotlight but, you know, it was good seeing all the comments and there was nothing negative that I read. That's pretty rare in this profession," Robinson said.

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