VIDEO: NYPD Surprises Bronx Girl Who Lost Home To Fire On Birthday

WCBS 880 Newsroom
July 05, 2020 - 6:04 pm
Girl gets birthday cake from NYPD



NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A Bronx girl whose family’s home was destroyed in a large fire this weekend got a birthday surprise from NYPD officers.

NYPD officers bought a birthday cake for Juliette, who turned 10 on Saturday hours after a large fire tore through her apartment building.

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“When officers with the department's Community Affairs Bureau Rapid Response Team learned it was one of the tenant's birthdays, they bought her a birthday cake to help bring a little joy,” the NYPD tweeted.

Video of the impromptu birthday celebration shows NYPD officers handing Juliette a birthday cake while singing “Happy Birthday.”

Bronx girl gets birthday cake from NYPD

The girl’s family was among those who lost their homes when an inferno tore through a three-story apartment building on W. 167th Street in the Highbridge section early Saturday morning.

Fourteen people, including firefighters, were injured in the fire, according to CBS New York. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

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