Who doesn’t enjoy a good old lemonade stand?
Nothing compares to encountering a small child who is happy to serve you a cup of refreshing lemonade on a bright day.
A policeman recently stopped a little boy named Landen who was selling cookies and lemonade close to his house. The boy’s grandmother captured their talk on camera and shared it on Facebook.
Officer Perez of the Ansonia Police Department in Connecticut approached Landen and inquired about his plans with the money he would receive from selling lemonade.
Landen said he was going to get blue sneakers for school.
Officer Perez departed after their discussion was over.
A little while later, Officer Perez went back to the 7-year-old’s lemonade stand, this time carrying a pair of blue sneakers for Landen.
It would be an understatement to say Landen was thrilled.
Officer Perez was complimented by Wendelyn Narvaez, who said, “He not only made my baby feel like a king, but he also made his day yesterday.”
A few days later, Narvaez shared a photo of Landen wearing his new sneakers and beaming heartily.
Ansonia Police Chief Wayne Williams responded to Perez’s kindness by saying that his kind of officers “are the types of officers that we are all looking to hire.”
That is very accurate. Positive acts by police personnel are rarely mentioned, just their negative ones. This was such a considerate gesture.
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