Chances are your parents “threatened” to call the police on you when you misbehaved as a young child. Sadly, many parents do this and that makes police officers bad and scary people in the eyes of the youngsters.
One 9-year-old girl named Brooke Yost had a feeling that cops are not good people because she knew they place people behind bars, not knowing that what they really do is make sure their community stays safe.
So, one day, as she was waiting in a queue to buy a dozen donuts at a gas station, she realized she didn’t have enough money. She got nervous, and that feeling only grew bigger when she noticed a police officer standing behind her. For some reason, she believed that because of her lack of money, the officer would arrest her. Of course, that wasn’t what happened. Instead, the officer, who didn’t want her to leave the place empty-handed, paid for the donuts.
Ashamed and scared, Brooke grabbed the donuts, said thank, you and left the store.
However, once home, she realized that her thank you didn’t sound genuine, although she was truly grateful. In order to make things right, she decided to write a thank you note. Along with it, she put $10 for the officer in the envelope she sent to the police station.
“My name is Brooke and I am 9 years old. I was at Sheetz and I didn’t have enough money. A nice police officer behind me kindly paid for my item. I thanked him but I felt bad because I didn’t offer him the money I had. So I am donating this money. I want to thank this officer again. Stay safe, Brooke,” the note read.
The letter got to officer Chad Savannah, who paid for the donuts. Brooke’s letter touched his heart. The rest of the officers got emotional as well.
They were glad Brooke sent her gratitude and instead of taking her money, they bought her a $50 gift card. Brooke, however, stunned them again when she decided not to buy anything for herself but donated the card to charity. The officers then decided to welcome her to the station and give her a tour around it, explaining more about the job they do.
Once the story went viral, everyone praised Brooke’s act. Along with that, many agreed that her parents did a right job raising such a loving and considerate child.
“We’re trying to teach our kids right. That’s all we’re trying to do is teach them the right thing to do and to take care of what they owe for. We felt that she owed for them donuts,” Brooke’s mom said.
What a lovely story during these hard times for the humanity.
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