Stoughton Police buy new iPad for autistic boy
STOUGHTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- It was brand new and still in the box when it was delivered to Ryan Cardoso.
“What’s in here? What’s in here?” asked Ryan’s mom, Sarah Cardoso.
Stoughton Police delivered a brand new iPad the Cardoso’s three and a half year old son who lives with autism.
“Stoughton Police is giving him back his voice,” said Cardoso.
Her son uses the iPad to communicate since he’s non-verbal. Earlier this week, someone stole the iPad from the Cardoso’s car. The family was outraged and posted a bold message in their front yard.
“This one was just bad timing and when people commit these types of crimes, they just don’t think about the types of affects they have on a family,” said Dep. Chief Bob Devine of the Stoughton Police Department.
After airing the story, the reaction was instant.
“This is a great time. There’s a lot of great people in this town. As soon as the first story aired, our phones started ringing off the hook,” said Devine.
In a generous gesture, the local police department decided to help out the family.
“It’s amazing that people care that much and I only wish I could thank everybody,” said Cardoso.
Now, a little boy who needs a little extra help can keep on keepin’ on.
Authorities are still investigating the theft and said they are confident they will find the person who stole it.