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Cops celebrate boy with autism after no one shows up to his party

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NORTH PORT, Fla. — A police department in Florida came to the rescue of a little boy in need of some birthday love.

Members of the North Port Police Department showed up to 8-year-old Daniel Nicastro's party after his parents say none of the friends he invited came to celebrate.

According to a post on the department's Facebook page, Nicastro's parents say making friends is difficult for the boy who has autism. They told police this wasn't the first birthday party in which no one showed up.

So Nicastro's parents decided to invite some of the officers, who Daniel considers his superheroes.

They were shocked when a whole assembly of officers arrived with gifts in hand.

The photo of Nicastro with the officers has drawn attention from around the world thanks to social media and the department says it is organizing a community birthday bash for other children in the community who feel left out.