A 911 dispatcher in the Florida Panhandle received an unusual — albeit heartwarming — call from young resident on Thanksgiving Day.

“A little boy melted all the hearts in Walton County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center today,” read a post on Walton County Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr.’s Facebook page.

According to the post, a boy named Billy called 911 Thursday afternoon “to invite WCSO staff/deputies to come eat Thanksgiving dinner with he and his family.”

Considering most calls that 911 dispatchers receive are from people in a state of distress, the call was a pleasant aberration.

“With all the bad calls we take on a daily basis this one was a welcomed happy call that made all of us smile,” said lead communications officer Monica Webster.

A Walton County, Florida, boy sits in a police cruiser after calling 911 to invite police officers to Thanksgiving Dinner. Walton County Sheriffs Office

A Walton County, Florida, boy sits in a police cruiser after calling 911 to invite police officers to Thanksgiving Dinner. Walton County Sheriffs Office

Billy was paid “a special visit” by deputy Damon Byrd and deputy Aaron Ethridge, who gave him a sheriff’s badge.

See what the deputies did next at ABC News!

Send this to a friend