Boy, 6, Dialed 911 & Asked Officer to Be His Friend Because He Was Lonely

Manuela Cardiga
May 27, 2019
03:26 A.M.

A little Tallahassee boy made a new friend when he decided to call 911 because he was feeling lonely.


A six-year-old boy from Tallahassee Florida was feeling sad, so he reached out for help - he called 911.

On the other end of the line was Officer Joe White who quickly ascertained that all was well, the boy's family was in the house - the little tyke just felt lonely.

“Officer White arrived on scene and the young man asked Officer White to be his friend because he was lonely.” Tallahassee Police Department



Officer White jumped into his patrol car, drove o the boy's house, and knocked on his door much to the surprise of his family who had been unaware of the 911 call.

Officer White came bearing gifts - a cute stuffed animal, to reminding the young man that he had one new friend.

Officer White helped the boy put on his sneakers and let him sit in the patrol car and turn on the blue lights.



Officer White took the opportunity to teach the six-year-old that 911 is only to be used for situations that require immediate aid from the police, fire department or ambulance services.


The story of Officer White and his lonely little caller went viral on Facebook and garnered hundreds of appreciative comments from users.

“What a great story Kudos to Officer White sometimes all those little ones need is a friend little or big a friend is always welcome.”


“Thank you Officer White! A new Friendship…something positive for a change. What a handsome young friend!”


The Tallahassee Police Department issued a statement praising Officer White's actions.

“It was a great moment to develop an important relationship. The child’s mother and older brother were there but there is a large age gap between the child and his brother. They did not know he called 911. The child knew by calling 911, he’d have a friend and he did!" they said.


After meeting his little friend, Officer White helped the boy put on his sneakers and let him sit in the patrol car and turn on the blue lights.

Officer Joe White is a sterling example of police outreach into the community, and we look forward to more heartwarming stories like these in the future.


Officer James Hurst of the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police was shaken when he found an abandoned 16-month-old boy wandering the streets.


Hurst, who has two children of his own, took the baby to the emergency room for observation, but the strange environment had the little boy in tears.

Hurst held the tiny boy in his arms while the doctors examined him, and the baby fell asleep on his chest.

Hurst the child for two hours while he slept, and was there when he woke up. Thank you, Officer Hurst, for your caring and your compassion.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Girl, 1, Dies after Being Left with Dad's Girlfriend While He Goes to Store: 'Details of This Case Are Heartbreaking'

January 17, 2024

David Sanov Is Alison Sweeney's Husband of More Than 2 Decades

January 22, 2024

‘Healthy’ 4th Grader Shot While Sitting in the Living Room & Waiting for His Brother to Check His Homework

November 23, 2023

6-Year-Old Schoolboy Is 1-Minute Late to School – Mom Accidentally Finds Out about His Harsh Punishment

October 31, 2023

Two Little Boys Die in Tragic Incident after Staying Home Due to School Cancellations amid Frigid Weather

January 24, 2024

11-Month-Old Baby Tragically Loses His Life the Day after Taking His First Steps

January 30, 2024

Missing Alex Batty Finally Found after 6-Year Search: His First Message to 'Thrilled' Grandma Revealed

December 15, 2023

Is Reginald VelJohnson Gay? His 'Family Matters' Co-Star Once Was Asked about Carl Winslow's Sexuality

November 28, 2023

How Paul Walker Would Look Today If Not for Tragic High-Speed Car Accident: Photos via AI

February 06, 2024

How Paul Walker Would Look Today If Not for Tragic High-Speed Car Accident: Photos via AI

November 28, 2023

Woman Loses Her Husband, Mother, and 8-Year-Old Son in One Tragic Moment – 'It's Unbearable'

February 05, 2024

Susan Cavallari Is Clint Walker's Third Wife Who Survives Him

December 10, 2023

‘Two Pizzas Please,’ Cop Thinks Girl Got Wrong Number until Strange Noises Appear in the Background — Story of the Day

December 15, 2023

Fake Cop Detains Poor Woman, Unaware Who She Really Is — Story of the Day

December 11, 2023