COPS RECEIVE APOLOGY FROM GUY THEY ARRESTED
A police department in New Jersey recently made an arrest in what can only be described as the most cordial arrest ever.
The Montvale Police Department shared a handwritten letter on its Facebook page that was sent in by someone they had arrested for an unknown crime.
The letter read, "This is to all the officers who assisted in my arrest. I know that it will not do anything or change. I just wanted to apologize for that day. You were just doing your job. Sorry and thank you, TR."
The department, which doesn't usually receive apologies from people they arrest, was touched by the gesture so they shared the letter and wrote, "It takes a tremendous amount of maturity and courage to walk into a police department and hand-deliver a note like this one. Thank you, TR. It was appreciated." (Pascak Valley Daily Voice)
BRIDE-TO-BE GETS KIDNEY TRANSPLANT JUST IN TIME FOR WEDDING
A bride in Texas received a life-saving kidney transplant just one week before walking down the aisle.
Anu Philip of Heartland, Texas – who had spent the last five years dealing with dialysis because of kidney failure – had spent months planning the perfect wedding with her fiance, James.
All those plans were put on hold when she learned a kidney was available for transplant.
Anu went into the hospital, received a new kidney and ended up being discharged just 24 hours before her wedding day.
The wedding was a huge success and Anu is thrilled that James won’t have to experience the daily struggles he has been going through in taking care of her.
Anu and James are starting a brand-new life together under better circumstances than either could have imagined just a few weeks ago. (Global News)
SORORITY DONATES STUFFED PANDAS TO COMFORT KIDS
A sorority at the University of Illinois recently attended a leadership conference and was inspired to help small children in their community, with the help of their unofficial mascot, the panda.
The Alpha Omicron Pi sorority met with the Urbana Police Department and learned that officers can have trouble dealing with children because the kids are often in stressful situations and separated from their parents.
So, the sorority donated stuffed pandas to the officers to give to kids they meet on the job so that the kids can be comforted during troubling times.
The sorority sisters are working to put a panda in every squad car – and plan to continue the tradition for years to come. (Illinois HP)