Trike stolen from Massachusetts boy with special needs

0506 Special needs trikeRockland, Mass. (WCVB/CCN) – 13-year old Dylan Doyle is developmentally disabled and his trike gives him freedom.

So when someone stole it two days ago, his friends broke their piggy banks and collected cash. Dylan’s mother Jeanne said, “They were bringing cash to him so he could buy a new bike. Little kids, little kids.”

Dylan’s Special Olympics coach Colleen Leonard knows what the outpouring of support means to him. She said, “It wasn’t a monetary thing. I mean, you can’t pay for smiles like that.”

Thankfully, a pawn broker in East Bridgewater also saw the news. He saw the special three-wheeler in his the shop, and reunited Dylan with his prized possession.

Dylan’s mother said, “It’s awesome. People are so kind. I’m filling up right now. I’m shaking.”

Now the bike is back and so is Dylan.

Police say they’re still working to find the person who took the bicycle. Dylan’s Special Olympics coach gave him a new bike. She says his old bike will be passed on to another member of Dylan’s Special Olympics team, as will other donations.

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