There are some incredible stories out there about cops saving lives, like the time a cop risked his life to save people trapped in a burning building. We are so grateful for these heroic acts. However, it is no secret that cops have also been in hot water recently.
On September 20, 2016, a man named Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a police officer. This set off both peaceful protest and violent riots in Charlotte, North Carolina over 2 nights. Mulitple civilians and police officers were injured in the unrest.
Jayden, who was 5 years old at the time, was listening to the radio with his mom, Deanna Hooker, in her car. He shows us that he is wise beyond his years. When he heard about the wounded officers he responded with love.
Some of the 1st graders wrote heartwarming “thank you” notes to their local police departments. Young Jayden decided he wanted to show his gratitude and love to the Charlotte cops. He shows us that he is wise beyond his years. His mother Deanna tells his story in the Facebook post below:
wanted to share a little story and shed some love and light on a very tough time for us in Charlotte, NC. Our streets are at war with protests and division has led to destruction and violence in our city.
My son heard helicopters and sirens all night and woke up crying. We decided to send him to school the next day to offer normalcy in a tough time for our city. On the way he heard about police getting injured from protests on the radio. He asked me if he could bring the police donuts and give them hugs for all they do.
This video shows the compassion of this 5 year old! We can learn a lot from our young people if we would just listen. Great job mom of raising an amazing young boy.[mashshare]