A 12-year-old boy in Connecticut was surprised with a new set of wheels after his own bike was stolen, thanks to the kindness of police officers.
“Thank you for buying me a bike,” Naz Harding, 12, told Hartford police officers during an interview with InsideEdition.com. “[I was] surprised and happy, because I could ride my bike with my friends [again].”
When Officer Tyrell Jenkins, Officer Kevin Smalls and Officer Christopher White heard Naz, who is a member of the police department’s youth program, had his bike stolen, they decided to step in.
“They do a lot for the community so we wanted to do something for them,” White told InsideEdition.com. “We felt the need to make it right.”
They had originally contemplated asking other organizations to help pitch in for the bike, but instead, ended up purchasing the gift with their own money.
Officers then surprised Naz at his home with the brand new set of wheels.
“It was pretty cool of them to stop on their busy days fighting crime and doing what they're doing just to give my son a bike,” Naz’s mom, Cathy Harding, said. “Just to give him back a bike, just as simple as riding with his friends means so much to these kids.”