A viral Facebook post shows Toronto Police Officers taking a child trick or treating at their station after nobody picked him up from school
The post has been shared almost 50,000 times since it was posted on Halloween night
In an update on the post it says an arrest was made in relation to the incident
Rumors spread that his parents may have been in a fatal car wreck
A viral post on Facebook claims a family forgot to pick up their young child at school on Halloween. After nobody ever came for the child, Toronto police officers took the child trick or treating at the police station.
Paddy Stew made the post to her Facebook on Halloween night. The post included three pictures of officers taking the child trick or treating around the department. Stew appears to be an officer for the Toronto Police Department.
In the post, Stew says the principal waited with the child for someone to pick him up all evening, but no one ever came. According to the post, the principal could not get an answer from the boy’s contacts. That is when Division 31 of the TPD decided to buy some candy and take the child trick or treating.
This brave little boy is going through some hard times. Today he was left stranded after school, on Halloween, when no one picked him up. He waited with the principal all evening, but no one arrived and the boy’s contacts didn’t answer repeated phone calls. The kind officers from Toronto Police 31 Division bought candy and took him around the station trick-or-treating. They’ll stay with him until things get sorted out…
Sad situation but amazing work by these unsung heroes 😔😍
The post went viral. Currently, Stew’s post has been shared almost 50,000 times. The story even began trending on reddit, where Internet users began to wonder if the boy’s parents weren’t killed in a fatal wreck that occurred in the area that night.
This boy was left stranded after school when relatives forgot or were unable to pick him up. He waited with the principal, but his relatives never arrived and didn’t answer repeated phone calls. The kind officers from Toronto Police bought candy and took him around the station trick-or-treating.
The Daily Haze reached out to the TPD for comment but did not receive a response at the time of this article. Stew updated his post on Thursday saying that the boy’s parents were not killed in a car wreck. The update also stated that an arrest was made in relation to the incident, but did not go into any further detail.