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Picture of Oklahoma City boy celebrating his birthday with local police officers is going viral

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A picture of a young boy celebrating his birthday with Oklahoma City police officers is going viral.

Last week, officials with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services say a young boy had to be removed from his home due to an unsafe situation.

When officers took the boy into protective custody, they learned not only was it his birthday, but that he had never been given a party or birthday cake in his life.

After hearing this, the officers went out and bought the child a birthday cake and presents.

The officers put together a celebration before the boy was taken to a foster home.

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services shared a picture of the celebration on Facebook, which has since received more than 35,000 “likes.”

The boy’s face was hidden to protect the boy’s privacy.

Oklahoma City police officers threw a little boy a birthday party

Oklahoma City police officers threw a little boy a birthday party. Photo credit: Oklahoma Department of Human Services