These days, cops have a terrible image – no thanks to those police officers who abuse their authorities and do bad things just because they can. Despite that, it is still heartwarming to know that there are still many good ones out there, doing their best to earn the public’s trust.
Case in point, the Pittsfield Police Department has launched a program called Operation Copsicle. Through the said operation, the cops are aiming to improve community relations by distributing ice cream to young children in their area of jurisdiction.
Aptly-named Operation Copsicle, the Piitsfield Police Department bought an ice cream truck to build better relations with the public.
Officer Darren Derby, who came up with the idea, shared:
“There is no easier way to reach out to kids than through ice cream.”
The ice cream is just a tool – with a deeper purpose.
“The ice cream just gets them there,” Derby explained in an interview, “and that’s when you can have a conversation and they can ask you about things.”
Officer Darren Derby, the brains behind the meaningful project.
“We’ve already served a couple hundred kids and adults,” said the officer.
Children are all-smiles for the cops’ positive presence – and for the free treats!
So far, the community has been very supportive. “It was awesome to see it,” said local resident Tyler Alfonso. “It’s nice for the community.”
According to him, it would have been awesome if they had Operation Copsicle when he was younger.
“Oh, I would have loved it,” added Alfonso. “Free ice cream? You can’t go wrong with that.”
To add to that, some have even went the extra mile to make generous donations for Operation Copsicle, such as brothers Franklin and Matthew – who gave $1,000 from their savings.
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Boy Sells His Toys To Pay For His Service Dog’s Treatment
He sold treats and lemonade, too!
While it is normal for children to keep their toys for various reasons, a 10-year-old boy did not have second thoughts about disposing his collection for one noble purpose: to save the life of his service dog. After all, for Connor Jayne, Copper’s life is far more important than the toys he has collected through the years.
Connor recently held a garage sale in order to raise funds needed for the pricey treatment of Copper after the animal has been diagnosed with Wobbler Disease, a disease of the cervical spine. As the tests and treatments of Copper dictate a high price, Connor hoped that he and his family can cough up the amount in order to prolong the life of the service dog, who has provided him service and emotional support whenever he suffers from his anxiety attacks and nocturnal seizures.
For Connor Jayne, there is no contest between Copper and his toys.
Filipino Christian Group Apologizes To LGBT Community During Pride Parade
They assured them of God’s love, too!
While some religions are less than kind in condemning members of the LGBT community, a group of Christians in the Philippines have reached out to what others label as an immoral group. During the recent annual pride parade organized by one of the country’s communities, the members of the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries did not only watch gay people march on the streets: They offered apologies, too!
They are straight, and they obviously don’t hate. In fact, members of the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries stood at the main entrance of the parade as they held signs offering apologies to members of the LGBT community for how other Christians caused them pain in one way or another.
It's never too late to say sorry.
Five Times The Happiness: Quintuplets Graduate From College Together
Naturally, their parents are very proud and happy!
A set of quintuplets from Texas recently graduated together from the same university. As a child’s college graduation always delights his or her parents, surely, the joy of Enna, Maria, Emilio, George and John Diaz’s parents was multiplied five times as they watched their children walk across the stage to receive their respective college diplomas!
The quintuplets were born in July 1996 at an interval of three minutes after the birth of the other. Growing up, all the five of them attended the same elementary, middle and high school. While they had to stay in adjoining rooms during their first two years in college, they eventually moved together into one apartment until they graduated from their respective four-year college majors at the University of North Texas.
Quintuplets Enna, Maria, Emilio, George and John Diaz had been attending school together since they were kids.