Police officer responds to 4-year-old’s adorable emergency call asking him to see his toys

The police department just couldn't say "no" to that "offer."


Police dispatchers don’t have it easy. Every day, they receive a huge number of calls from people who are in different kinds of trouble and in immediate need for help. It is their job to log those calls, track emergency vehicles, and prepare detailed reports. What they do is of crucial importance in handling serious emergencies in a timely manner.

However, it is not unusual for them to receive fake calls from prankster, too.

One 911 operator from New Zealand received a pretty strange call. When she answered the phone, she heard a young boy asking, “Police lady?… Can I tell you something?” She answered “You can tell me something,” and that’s when the boy said, “I’ve got some toys for you,” as quoted by CNN. “Come over and see them!”

As the operator tried getting the boy’s address, his dad took the phone and explained that there was no emergency in the house. He then apologized for the inconvenience and promised not to let his son near the phone again. Well, the boy was only four years old and was eager to show his toys to the police officers, so who could blame him for that.

The operator decided it would be nice if she really sent an officer to the boy’s place and surprise him. “There is a 4-year-old there who is wanting to show police their toys, over,” she said on the internal radio system.

One police officer who was nearby answered the call and said he would be happy to pay the little guy a visit.

Once there, the boy took all of his toys out and showed them to Officer Constable Kurt, who said jokingly, “He did have cool toys!”

Finding this whole thing funny and sweet, the department decided to share it on their Facebook page.

“While we don’t encourage children to call 111 to show us their toys, this was too cute not to share,” they wrote. “Constable Kurt from Southern District Police responded by arriving at the child’s house and was shown an array of toys. He also had a good educational chat with the child and his parents about only using 111 for emergencies.”

As the story reached a huge number of people and melted thousands of hearts, the department told Today Parents, “It was no doubt a lighter, fun moment out of the Constable’s day. Helping foster a positive relationship with the police at an early age promotes that trust and confidence in the organization, and is something the New Zealand Police Service works hard to do.”

Cute beyond words, don’t you agree?