Police in Birmingham helped a senior citizen whose wife had recently passed away to set up his new home entertainment system.
PC’s Rogers & Greaves had noticed that the grieving man did not have much to keep himself occupied in his home, so they worked together in order to ensure that the male didn’t have to sit in silence.
Ladywood Police tweeted about the kind act, saying that the two officers had ‘delivered and set up items for them elderly gentleman’, and that he was ‘extremely grateful for the kindness’.
In a tweet, Ladywood Police said that there were some ‘tearful moments’ as their community officers took the time to help the male set-up his new TV.
The tweet said:
‘Representing core values of neighbourhood policing ….
PC Greaves and WPC Rogers delivered and set up items for the elderly gentleman ….
Safe to say it was a tearful moment and he was extremely grateful for the kindness’.
In another tweet they explained that Rogers and Greaves had enlisted the help of Trident Reach, a charity based in Hagley Road that provided the money to buy a replacement TV for the gentleman.
“He lost his wife recently and her family have gone and taken her items leaving him with an empty home,” the tweet explained.
In the photos, you can also see the officers setting up the TV and showing him how to use it.
In another image, you can also see one of the officers holding the elderly man’s hand.
The tweet has been ‘liked’ almost 1500 times since it was shared, with many followers commending the actions of the two officers as well as sending their best wishes to the gentleman.
‘To me, there is no substitute to caring policing than the good old fashion direct way! Well done, sir and madam! From a fellow cop in Hong Kong’
In a later tweet, @LadywoodWMP said:
‘We are asking if anyone wants to donate they can link in with @tridentgrp as they offer this help and support to many many families and trying to do this for others would really be a massive achievement and hopefully make others feel like he does now x’
Meanwhile, @Fraggie_D6 tweeted:
I seen this on a news website and searched to see if was true, it seems to be true and amazing what @LadywoodWMP have done, sadly it does show this poor man has no one to help him, with Christmas coming up too … @EndLonelinessUK @age_uk
The Officers even took the time to knock-up some grub for the male – a small gesture that no-doubt went a long way.
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