THUGGS stands for "Those Helpful Union Guys and Gals.
...Nathan is battling a rare form of brain and spine cancer. He lives in Virginia, but his wish resonated with hundreds of police officers in New England.
Word got around, and first responders from 80 agencies decided not just to send Nathan cards but to deliver them personally. The officers left in about a hundred cruisers Wednesday morning with cards, pins and t-shirts for Nathan and his siblings.
On Thursday, they arrived in Lynchburg to present gifts to his Nathan and his brothers and sisters. They lined up in formation (as you can see below). The Seekonk Police Department tweeted:
Nathan and his siblings called us to attention, present arms, order arms and....jump on one foot. We obeyed!...