Florida Police Officers Give 8-year-old Boy With Autism Biggest Birthday Surprise

When no one RSVP'd for Daniel Nicastro's 8th birthday party, his parents reached out to the police --- Daniel's superheroes.

"So Daniel, an 8-year-old kid, his parents say, 'This happens all the time at his birthday party.' He has autism, and nobody calls. He invites everybody, and nobody comes," Glenn said on radio Thursday.

His parents decided they couldn't let Daniel experience another birthday crying, with no friends showing up. So his mom and dad went to the North Port, Florida police department and handed out invitations.

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"The guys were standing there, you know, at the desk, and they were like, 'Okay. Well, no promises that we can come to your son's eighth birthday party. But, you know, we'll see what we can do,'" Daniel's father told the local NBC affiliate.

When the time came for the birthday party, nobody was showing up.

"All of a sudden, 'Woop, Woop,' and Daniel runs to the window, and he sees a whole line of police cars coming down the street," the father continued. "And they all pull into his driveway. And they all celebrate his birthday party with him."

Glenn related by sharing a personal story about his daughter when she was in second grade.

"One of the most heartbreaking times I have ever had was --- it was the first time I ever heard my daughter say, 'It's okay. It's okay.' You know Mary, she's like the most positive person in the world," Glenn said. "Now, she says that all the time now, but the first time I heard her say that --- one of her friends was having a birthday party, and she said, 'Everybody got an invitation, but me.' And we were just devastated and didn't know what to say, but she immediately followed with, 'It's okay. It's okay. She's going to have a great birthday.'"

What happened next? A 40-minute ugly cry.

"Our hearts were broken so hard. We went upstairs into our bedroom, and we both cried for like 40 minutes because she was so sweet and so positive and wanted to have everybody else have a good time at this party," Glenn said.

Mary has experienced many happy birthdays since that time --- just like Daniel did on his 8th birthday.

Taking care of our own and being there for people is what it's all about. Even for the tough police officers in North Point, Florida. It's no surprise, really, because that is who we are.

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Featured Image: Daniel Nicastro celebrating his 8th birthday with North Point, Florida police officers, courtesy of Facebook.

Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

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