Shooting wild bears, making alternate endings to TV shows and now detonating high-powered explosives - when the Make-A-Wish Foundation comes knocking, it really holds true to its word.
Declan McLean-Pauley, 12, is currently in remission after a hard fight with leukemia and his request was simple; he wanted to watch things explode.
A casual meeting with the Australian Prime Minister was also thrown in to sweeten the deal.
The foundation delivered by organising a day out with the Australian Federal Police’s Specialist Response Group in Majura, Canberra.
"The family were blown away with the wish," Australian Federal Police’s David Sharpe said. "We don't often get a police wish, so I was quite excited."
According to a video published to Facebook on Nov. 29 by the police force, Declan blew up all kinds of stuff, including walls, doors and a special display comprised of explosives that spelled out his name.
He reportedly made the request because he wanted a distraction from his illness. In a video shared by police, Declan certainly looks distracted. Sporting full protective gear with a detonator in hand, the youngster sends smokey fireballs into the sky with the push of a button.
“He’s definitely in a great spot at the moment,” his mother, Belinda, said after the event. “He’s enjoyed every minute of it.”