- A little orphan boy was left delighted after South African police officers surprised him with some birthday gifts
- In some snaps posted to Twitter, the boy is seen smiling while getting the gifts from the thoughtful officers
- The boy first trended on social media after a picture of him pretending to be a cop with a plastic gun next to some officers went viral
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Pictures of a little orphan boy getting surprised with some birthday gifts from SA police officers have melted the hearts of Twitter users.
The boy is seen posing candidly alongside the officers, who not only brought gifts, but cake too.
He first got attention from the social media masses when a picture of him holding a plastic gun next to some real police officers started circulating on Twitter. In the picture, it's clear that the boy admires the officers.
According to Thandisa Tazz Swarts on Twitter, the boy's mother passed away soon after the picture of him was taken. She also shared that now living with his aunt, they are facing financial difficulties.
According to IOL, photojournalist Ayanda Ndamane has since been on a mission to raise education for the child.
The police officers, who clearly took a liking to the cute little boy, decided to make his birthday a little special.
Social media users were touched by the police officers' act of kindness and flooded the post with birthday wishes and sweet messages for both the police officers and the child.
@Nabesizwe said that the cute gesture made his day.
"Wow! This made my day tjo! Priceless!"
While @Tsibando said that the post was so sweet, it brought tears to her eyes.
''I'm drowning in my own tears ... this is emotionally spectacular.''
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a prominent lawyer, Liborous Oshoma, lamented the welfare state of Nigerian police as he shared a very horrible picture depicting how its typical barrack looks.
On his Instagram page on Monday, August 10, the legal luminary said that due protection service cannot be expected from people who live in such sub-human conditions.
Oshoma added that the rot in the system did not get to where it is in a day, saying that it is as a result of years of utter neglect by different government administrations in the country.
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