Cute Voice on Emergency Call: 'I've Got Some Toys for You'

4-year-old New Zealand boy invites police over to play
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2021 8:53 AM CDT

"Police lady … I've got some toys for you." So begins an endearing 111 call placed to emergency services in New Zealand this week by a 4-year-old boy. With his mother under the weather and his caretaker distracted by another child, the apparently bored boy picked up the phone in search of a playmate. "You've got some toys for me?" the amused 111 responder replied. "Yep," the boy responded. "Come over and see them!" The boy's caretaker soon after grabbed the phone, telling the responder there was in fact no emergency.

"I was focusing on the other child and he snuck out," the man said. "Aww, bless him," added the responder—for as ABC Australia points out, "when you're four, the meaning of 'emergency' can be flexible." After ending the call, the responder directed a communications officer to the South Island home, per the New Zealand Herald. "There's a 4-year-old there who is wanting to show police their toys," she said. "He did have cool toys," reported the responding officer, identified as Kurt of Southern District Police, who showed off his own patrol car and flashing lights. He also taught the boy a lesson about 111 emergencies, police said. (More uplifting news stories.)

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