Little boy stops police officer on his way to school and asks her to pray with him

The words he uttered warmed her heart.


Little children have the purest of hearts. They are fun to be around because they always speak their mind and are honest to the core, so if they say they love you they truly mean it.

One police officer who was on the job is sharing a heartwarming encounter with a young boy who was waiting for the school bus at a bus stop. As officer Jan Dykes, with the Louisville Metro Police Department, approached the students, the boy got closer and asked her to pray with him. Dykes was stunned by this unusual request and decided to join the little guy in his prayer. The words he uttered warmed her heart.

“He said, ‘I want to pray for this officer’s safety. I made a new friend. I really hope her day goes great, and hopefully she makes a lot of lives better and going to school and meeting new people.’ It was really great to think this kid had this much excitement,” Dykes told ABC local news station WTVM.

This encounter made an impression so great at this officer that she tried finding the boy after the school was over, but she didn’t see him at the buss stop.

She still doesn’t know who that boy was, but she really wants to track him down and thank him for the prayer once again.

“It brought a lot of joy to me for him to want to do that for me,” Dykes said. “Often times people are thinking, ‘How can you go and help them?’ and it’s just nice to see he wanted to do that for me. It made me happy to see someone so young and moldable being so positive and wanting to be that light.”

We hope these two meet again.