COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – A Muscogee County Sheriff’s Deputy has granted a wish for an 8-year-old girl from Salem, Ala., With a special surprise on her birthday.
Brittany Jordan took her 8 year old daughter Kylie inside Piggly Wiggly to choose her birthday cake. Ms Jordan saw Sherriff’s deputy, Donavan Elston, and decided to speak to him. Elston asked Kylie what she wanted to be when she grew up.
“I said I wanted to be an artist and a cop like him,” Kylie said.
Ms Jordan also said that Elston really took the time to talk to her daughter and that made her feel good.
“It made me feel good, especially with all the negativity that is being said about law enforcement. I like to think there are a lot of positives. When we walked in he was smiling at us and I I was like, let’s talk to him, ”Ms. Jordan said.
When they spoke, Elston asked Kylie how her day was going and she told him it was her eighth birthday. After speaking to the MP, Kylie and her mother continued their search for a birthday cake. Kylie chose a chocolate chip-covered birthday cake and a special candle to top it off. Elston saw the two ladies leave and took his cuteness one step further by purchasing the cake and candle.
“I thought to myself: how can I make a difference in the life of this little girl? So I bought the cake and the candles for her, ”Elston said.
Ms Jordan said as they stepped out that a moment like this deserved a photo so they could never forget it. To make Kylie’s birthday even better, Sheriff Greg Countryman invited Kylie to join them for a ride after he came across the photo.
Kylie will be celebrating her birthday this weekend with a party and she has invited Elston. He says he can’t wait for the party.
“I’m excited, I’m happy to be on the VIP list, I don’t know what I’m going to wear yet but I’m very excited,” Elston said.
Kylie says she wants to be a police officer so that she can help people. She and her mom both want to thank Elston for making their day so special.
“Thanks for helping our world,” Kylie said. Ms. Jordan also says, “Thank you for making my baby girl’s birthday great and making her feel that she cares about her. “
Elston also has a special message for Kylie:
“Kylie, never give up on your dreams. Keep striving and someday you will be successful. Coming from me and the family of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, I want to wish you happy birthday again, ”Elston said.