The losses of many police officers around the country have hit many hard. Fractured relationships between community members and law enforcement have filled many small towns and cities alike with tension. One woman in Arvada, Colorado mourned the losses of many police officers and wanted to do something to show her appreciation for the hard and often thankless work they do every day. At a loss for what one elderly woman could do she simply walked into a station, approached an officer, and asked for a hug.
The station’s security cameras caught the hug on tape and the Facebook page of the Department in Arvada posted it with the caption “Man, we work in a great City!!!!”
Her action didn’t just warm the heart of Officer Steiner, the lucky recipient of the hug, or the station house in general. The post has been shared over 800 times, has over 2,000 likes and over 100 comments. Amber Shreiter commented that the elderly woman was her grandma and one Facebook commenter told her “This is your Grandma? Tell her she restored my faith in humanity today. We need more people like her on this Earth!” Later on in the thread Amber spoke directly to the official page of the Department:
A hug does indeed go a long way.
Comment below: Do you think actions like these will bring warm relations between citizens and police officers?