It’s never too soon to decide what you want to be when you grow up.
Twin brothers Evan and Aaron Rolon are only four years old, but their career path is already blazed with blue. Both boys are obsessed with police officers, and thanks to a run-in with New York City’s finest about a year ago they’re now determined to fight crime as mini-cops just as soon as they possibly can!
When Evan and Aaron were three, their parents Kelly and Alejandro gave the boys a tiny electric car. One day they brought the car to the streets of New York City, not far from their home in the Bronx, and let the boys tool around. When an NYPD cruiser pulled up and gave them a “ticket,” their parents uploaded the video to Instagram where it quickly went viral.
“A real police car pulled next to us and as a joke they gave the boys a ticket,” explained Alejandro Rolon.
The boys were so thrilled by the experience that they became just a teensy bit obsessed with cops, so their parents immediately fostered that interest. “I had another toy car transformed into a mini NYPD cruiser and I dressed the boys as police to complement the officers,” said Alejandro.
Now the boys routinely visit the police station wherever they travel, and they’ve become such a fixture among the NYPD officers that they’re honorary mini-cops.
The boys frequently dress up in their police uniforms and take their mini squad cars out in the city, and wherever they go they’re greeted by adoring fans.
“I took the boys to Times Square in their new ride and it went viral again,” Kelly gushed. “The boys are aware of their fans. They are loved all over. The 34th Precinct, by our house regularly stops by the playground to hang out with the boys.”
Evan and Aaron have even participated in parades alongside their heroes in blue, and on their 4th birthday they got a surprise visit from several officers who couldn’t wait to help them celebrate their big day in style.
“What better way to celebrate with their uniformed friends?” said Alejandro.
“We cut the cake during shift change, morning crew just finished and afternoon team was getting ready to head out. Everybody sang and laughed, we all ate and then it’s off to work.”
It’s not easy protecting the Big Apple! (Especially when you’re only four.)
It’s so wonderful when children have heroes to look up to, and it’s even nicer when those heroes take the time to encourage this respect in children. We can’t wait to see if the Rolon brothers do end up in the police force some day!
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