Police celebrate boy's birthday after no one RSVPs to party

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Posted: Jun 16, 2016 6:47 AM

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida went above and beyond by surprising a boy at his eighth birthday party after no one responded to his invites.

News outlets report Daniel Nicastro's parents say this wasn't the first time no one has called to say they were coming to their son's party in North Port. The Nicastros say making friends is difficult for Daniel, who has autism.

So his parents decided to invite the police officers, who Daniel considers "superheroes," to the party.

They were hoping a few officers would show up, but instead, an assembly of officers arrived, even bringing gifts.

Police Sgt. Paul Neugebauer says they wanted to attend and let Daniel know that he's appreciated.

A photo of Daniel with the officers shared online has drawn attention from around the world.