WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, NJ - A boy with autism called 911 for help when his teddy bear went missing, and then hung up.

But he ultimately got the help he needed, plus a new friend

Like most children, 12-year-old Ryan Paul became frazzled when his beloved teddy bear went missing Wednesday evening.

Instead of asking his parents for help, Ryan called 911.

"My teddy bear fall down again. Don't worry I'll rescue you again. Goodbye again. See you again!" Ryan said during the brief phone call.

"So, they called back to see if there was a problem, and when I picked up the phone they were like, This is Woodbridge Police, did someone dial 911?" Ryan's father, Robert Paul, described.

Paul soon realized what happened and explained to the dispatcher that there was no emergency.

But, police policy on call hang-ups is to send an officer to investigate.

Officer Khari Manzini arrived just a few minutes later, and it turned out the rookie cop was well-equipped to handle the situation.

Having received specialized training from POAC Autism Services, which assists in autism recognition and response scenarios.

"Whenever we could use that training to make sure to not only keep ourselves safe but those folks that were helping out safe, you know it makes a great difference," said Manzini.

In the end, Ryan's teddy bear was found right on the side of his bed.

Now, the Paul family is grateful for Officer Manzini and the entire police department.