posted on Sep, 3 2016 @ 10:05 AM
Sometimes someone does something that just makes me proud to be a human being. With all the horrible things we see on a daily basis along with all
the hate, stories like this one just make me smile.
5-Year-Old Boy Buys Police Sandwiches With Allowance
William dubbed Wednesday August 24, 2016 as “Kindness Day” as he toured the town doing small deeds of kindness for the community. His first
stop was the Winslow Police Department, where he showed up with a catered lunch and snacks from a local Subway and balloons for the officers on duty.
He was even given a special key so he could unlock the police entrance by himself. William told the staff that he wanted to be a police officer one
day, just like them, as they help “keep us safe.” Police Chief George Smith gave William police memorabilia include pens and magnets to thank him
for the delicious lunch he had paid for.
Sometimes it takes the actions of a small child to make us remember that sometimes we can give back too.
Now, I know that police in general are not supposed to accept gifts, because it gives a sense of indebtedness. But seeing as the kid is five, I see
no harm here. In fact the police were really helping the kid by accepting the gift, by giving him satisfaction for what he saved up for and making
him an honorary cop for the day. I think the story would have been a little better had the cops bought him the RC car he was saving for later and
presented it to him though.
And to make it even better is the list of other acts he did on his "Kindness Day", such as feeding the shelter and donating his own toys.
Anyway, this story made me smile and I wanted to share it.
Kudos to the kid . . . William Evertz Jr.