Police officer attends boy's birthday party after no one else shows up

(Courtesy: Grand Rapids Police Department/Facebook)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (KWCH) A Michigan Police Officer's good deed is going viral after a post on Facebook by the Grand Rapids Police Department.

The police department said Officer Lynema gave nine-year-old Thomas Daniel a ride to school one morning. He said he saw Thomas chasing the bus when it wouldn't stop, Lynema stopped the boy and asked if he needed some help. Thomas told him he had missed the bus and said his mom didn't own a car.

With his mom's permission, Lynema took the boy to school. On the ride there, Thomas invited Lynema to his birthday that evening. He said he was bullied at his school and no one was going to show up.

Officer Lynema arrived at the boy's home that evening to find only his siblings -- and no cake.

The next day, Officer Lynema arrived with a follow-up party including other officers and a Krispy Kreme donut cake, presents, and a singing quartet.

"This is the best birthday ever!" Thomas told Lynema.

"No kid should get bullied, and no kid should worry if anyone will come to the party. Next year Thomas Daniel, make sure you drop us that invites a little sooner. We wouldn't want to miss it!" the police department concluded its post.

It's been shared nearly 7,000 times.