Kleenex Alert! a child leads

Police Officer Notices Boy Walk Into Police Station, Quickly Notices What's Around Boy's Neck

October 18, 2016

by Charles Roberts

 

The story of a young boy's attempt to comfort police officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, has gone viral on Facebook.

Deanna Hooker said that her 5-year-old son, Jayden, woke up on the night of Sept. 21 to the sound of helicopters and police sirens as law enforcement tried to manage the unrest caused by the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 20.

"My son heard helicopters and sirens all night and woke up crying," Deanna wrote in a Facebook post shared by Love What Matters.

On the way to school the next morning, she said Jayden heard on the radio that police officers had been injured during the protests. That's when he decided he'd like to do something about it.

 

"He asked me if he could bring the police donuts and give them hugs for all they do," she wrote. "It is amazing how much children can teach us during times like this."

 

 

 

Deanna took Jayden to the police station. He arrived wearing a "Free Hugs" sign around his neck and carrying doughnuts.

 
 

"I'm happy the police officers didn't get really hurt," Jayden said, according to WPVI. "I want you to stay safe and I don't want anybody to hurt you."

 

 

Jayden's act of kindness reportedly brought some of the officers to tears.

"This is love in its purest form and what our world needs right now," Deanna wrote.

Her post has received more than 10,000 likes and has been shared nearly 2,000 times since Sept. 22. 

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Comments (27)

  1. WalkinOnSunshine

    This was so heartwarming and precious. How refreshing after reading and hearing about all the killings and death going on in the world.

    November 20, 2016
    1. SEC

      Agree it is something we all need to replenish our spirits

      November 20, 2016
  2. noahbody

    So endearing. That little boy has a huge heart. I would guess he learned that from his parents but it doesn’t matter. He is a true gem. Yes, I can see how it brought tears to their eyes. It did to mine.

    November 20, 2016
    1. SEC

      It is a growing club there were tears here and nobody thought to warn me to have a box of kleenex nearby

      November 20, 2016
      1. noahbody

        LOL! So they gotcha!

        November 20, 2016
        1. SEC

          yup

          November 20, 2016
  3. DeeinFL

    I love hearing/reading stories like this. More should be as this little boy and spread the love, not hate.

    November 20, 2016
    1. SEC

      Oh that is for sure

      November 20, 2016
  4. willsblog

    Wait, the boy was African-American and the Police Officer hugging him is white. There has to be some mistake because the Demos would like to push the narrative that EVERY white person is a “racist” so no “racist”, “bigot” nor “white Supremacist” would dare to hug an African-American…

    November 20, 2016
    1. SEC

      forgive them they know not what they do

      November 20, 2016
      1. willsblog

        or they sin deliberately, consistently and with malice…

        November 20, 2016
        1. SEC

          70 times 7

          November 20, 2016
  5. Munkyman

    We know we won’t see this on CNN.

    November 20, 2016
    1. SEC

      Sadly so

      November 20, 2016
  6. GoldenPig2012

    And the goodness goes on, despite it all. Humanity. Imagine that.

    November 20, 2016
    1. SEC

      Persistant we are

      November 20, 2016
      1. GoldenPig2012

        Stubborn. Strong-willed. Persistent as hell and we just keep doing it, for good or ill, it’s a toss-up, I suppose. But, I come down strongly on the good side of us, no matter how small some want us to believe it is.

        November 21, 2016
        1. SEC

          It just doesn’t get the notice it deserves

          November 21, 2016
          1. GoldenPig2012

            Duh. “If it bleeds, it leads”, the norm for the news. But, what thinking, reasonable person thinks what’s on the news is the definition of the world?

            November 21, 2016
            1. SEC

              one might think that it was a “conspiracy” to depress and create a false picture of man

              November 21, 2016
  7. GoldenPig2012

    SEC, who the hell says that? A conspiracy? Really? eye roll………………..bullshit. It’s always “juicier” to dwell on the bad than the good. The good is………………..boring. The bad, now that holds all sorts of opportunities for people to gloat and feel righteous, a human thing. please

    November 21, 2016
    1. SEC

      “the devil made me do it”

      November 21, 2016
      1. GoldenPig2012

        So………..you are a victim? Gosh, hang on, let me find my little fiddle to play “My Heart Bleeds for You”, it’s here somewhere………………………………..

        November 21, 2016
        1. SEC

          I think you’d better tune that fiddle for a duet

          November 21, 2016
          1. GoldenPig2012

            With whom? You? No, you and I don’t agree, not gonna play with you, just for you.

            November 21, 2016
            1. SEC

              tsk

              November 21, 2016
  8. GoldenPig2012

    SEC, go with “tsk”. It’s a good one.

    November 21, 2016