Great joy as orphan boy receives surprise from kind police officer on his birthday (Photos)

Great joy as orphan boy receives surprise from kind police officer on his birthday (Photos)

- 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 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.

The boy 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.

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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, photo journalist Ayanda Ndamane has since been on a mission to raise an education for the child.

Meanwhile, police officers, who clearly took a liking to the cute little boy, decided to make his birthday a little special.

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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 is 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.'' previously reported about two sisters, named Lisa (18) and Zoe (12), who were dealt a cruel blow when their mother passed away last year. With their father absent in the United Kingdom, the mother's family moved them from Turfontein to Pietersburg to take them in.

The girls just could not adapt and hitchhiked all the way to Johannesburg where they called on the help of Johannes Ramokone, who took them in.

A crowdfunding initiative was set up and donations started to pour in from far and wide. Zoe's school Curro offered a generous discount and she also received a second-hand uniform. Thanks to the contributions, her school fees were settled as well.

Johannes and company then focused their energy on sorting Lisa and once again, Mzansi didn't disappoint. Within a few weeks, Lisa was able to come up with the R16 000 required for the registration and deposit.

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