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.
“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.
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.