Six-year-old Connor Davis, who has autism, is a big fan of fire trucks and has badly wanted to ride in one.
On Friday, the New Britain Fire Department made his dream come true.
The fire department picked Connor up from school in a fire truck, drove him through town, brought him to the fire station for a tour and then drove him home in the fire truck.
Connor, who knows a lot about what firefighters do, looked like a small version of his heroes as he wore a fire shirt with the American flag on the sleeve.
Connor had a big smile on his face as he sat behind the wheel of the truck. When the opportunity to use a fire hose arose, he had the focused look of a professional doing the job he loves.
“We are very proud and honored to help make Connor’s dream become a reality, his mother loves him dearly and his teachers think the world of him,” the fire department said in a statement.