Police officers make an autistic boy smile after replacing his stolen pepper plants

"Don’t worry mommy and daddy, the cops will catch him and bring my peppers back."
July 9, 2018 5:11 pm Last Updated: July 9, 2018 5:11 pm

When we reach a certain age we start to understand that the world, unfortunately, isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes bad things happen to good people.

Bailee Pultz recently had to explain that harsh reality to her 4-year-old son. His innocence and how the local police handled the situation will warm your heart.

Bailee Pultz’s son is 4 years old and has autism.

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In a review Pultz left on the North Bend Oregon Police Department Facebook page, she shared that her little boy is the proud owner of a few pepper plants.

He spent time caring for them and watching them grow, so when in mid-May the family discovered that the plants were suddenly gone, the young boy was upset.

Someone stole the 4-year-old’s pepper plants.

Pultz said that despite her son being “so sad,” he told his parents, “Don’t worry mommy and daddy, the cops will catch him and bring my peppers back.”

There was just one issue—they had no clue who stole their son’s pepper plants and they hadn’t called the police.

Although he was upset, the boy had hope that the police would catch the bad guy.

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So, Pultz hatched a little plan.

While she contacted the police, her neighbor ran to the store and purchased another pepper plant. Within a few minutes a police officer arrived at their home with a special delivery for their little boy.

Officer Rule from the North Bend police department delivered a pepper plant to the boy.

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He couldn’t believe it when Officer Rule handed him “his” pepper plant.

“He was so happy and kept thanking the officer for growing his plant so big!” Pultz wrote. According to Pultz her son’s plants were “tiny starts.”

Pultz was grateful for the police department making her boy’s day.

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Although the police might not have nabbed the thief, they were able to bring a smile to a child’s face. And by the looks of the comments on Pultz’s story the police department shared on their Facebook page, that smile spread throughout the community.