A young girl's innocent, heartfelt gift touched the heart of a police officer--and is now touching thousands of hearts all across the Internet.
Officer Josh McConnell of Gulfport, Mississippi was approached by a young girl, and she handed him the most unexpected thing: her teddy bear. And when he asked her why, she told him it was to keep him safe.
On a call this morning down at Courthouse Pier and this little girl walks up to me. She was about 3/4 holding a teddy...Posted by Josh McConnell on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
On a call this morning down at Courthouse Pier and this little girl walks up to me. She was about 3/4 holding a teddy...
"I said thank you while trying to keep my voice from cracking. I put the bear on my passenger seat for her to see," McConnell wrote in his Facebook post, which is now spreading like wildfire. But his emotions didn't stop him from posting another photo moments later, showing his new buddy riding shotgun in his police cruiser.
My new buddy has my six.Posted by Josh McConnell on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
My new buddy has my six.
Thanks to one thoughtful little girl's gesture, we guess that this police officer will have a constant reminder that strangers are thinking of him and appreciating his selfless work.
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