The New York Police Department (NYPD) unveiled a special holiday surprise today for NYPD Officer Reilly and his 16-year-old son, Aiden.
Aidan has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, but he has always dreamed of driving an NYPD Police car like his dad.
Thanks to the Magic Wheelchair Foundation and Officer Reilly’s NYPD family, that dream came true.
The NYPD Fleet Services designed and built a custom made one-off wheelchair using spare parts from police vehicles which had been taken out of service.
Aidan may be non-verbal, but his beaming smile and warmth lights up every room he enters.
The custom made ‘police car’ even has working light and sirens with a NYPD spokesperson asking people to ‘give Aidan a wave’ should they seem him out-and-about on patrol.
The gesture is a fine example of how the police family rally around one-another in order to help each other out and create moments of heart-lifting memories despite doing such a touch job.
The video below shows the moment that young Aidan was presented with his very own police car.
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