Bodycam Footage Catches Officers’ Act Of Kindness
Wait until you see the sweet way they helped a family celebrate a very special day.
One little girl in Gwinnett County, GA had the sweetest birthday ever, thanks to the kindness of two local police officers.
Sergeant Nick Boney and Officer Jimmy Wilson pulled up to a woman who was walking alone on a cold night in January and asked if she would like a ride.
Bodycam footage captured by the officers shows them helping the woman into the squad car as they strike up a conversation with her.
The woman, who was holding a bunch of balloons, said it was her daughter's first birthday and she was on her way to celebrate at home with her family.
"Today is my daughter's birthday," she said. "She turned 1."
When the officers heard that it was her little girl's birthday, Sergeant Boney handed his credit card to Officer Wilson and told him to go to the nearest store and buy a birthday cake and candles.
When they dropped the woman off at her home, she invited them in to say hello to her daughter and wish her a happy birthday. That's when the officers surprised her with the cake and candle.
"Oh wow," the woman said in shock. "Thank you."
The kids rushed to give the officers hugs and showed them their toys. The officers even stayed to join the family in singing happy birthday to baby Kiara and helped slice up the cake.
The officers stayed to sing happy birthday and help cut the cake. Gwinnett County Police/Facebook
Even though the officers' act of kindness happened last month, they never mentioned it to anyone. So, when a supervisor came across the bodycam footage during a routine audit several weeks later, he knew he had to share it with the community.
After the video was shared to social media, the comments and likes started pouring in. Since the story was posted to Facebook it has been shared over 5,000 times.
"THIS! This is what we need to see more of on the news!! And in this world! Thank you Officers for taking care of everyone in our community," one Facebook user wrote.
"That is real policing, interacting with the community building trust and relationships with the community," another person posted to Twitter.
While the officers were happy to get some positive attention, to them it's just part of the job.
"I don't think it has anything to do in general with being a police officer," Boney told CBS News. "I think a lot of people do that every day. It just doesn't get seen."
Kudos to the officers for going out of their way to help celebrate a very special day. We're sure the family will remember their kindness forever!