A Hugely Powerful And Simple Gesture

It’s a beautiful, sunny morning in Granada and I’m having coffee outside in a local bar and yet, I’m on the verge of tears.

I’ve just been reading an article on Twitter about a policeman whose job it was recently to tell an 18-year old boy that his parents had been killed in a car crash. Sad as that may be, what got me and thousands of others welling up it seems is that the police officer then attended the boy’s high school graduation to ‘stand in his parents’ place and have his back’.

Maybe it’s my age (I’m soon to be 46) but I find myself teary-eyed at the slightest thing these days. Although I know that this story is quite moving and I’m not known to be the most macho of men, it was all I could do to stop myself from crying into my morning coffee. Maybe it’s the ‘male menopause’ (if there is indeed such a thing and perhaps a subject for a future post) or maybe it was simply an incredibly touching and positive story in a seemingly endless cycle of negative global news.

Either way, I challenge you to get through this article tear-free. And remember to tell me how you get on in the Comments…

Read the article here


PS For those readers/bloggers also on the WordPress Blogging101 June programme, I am happy with my blog tagline ‘Inspiring Positive Simplicity’ but still wanted to post today.

6 thoughts on “A Hugely Powerful And Simple Gesture

  1. We keep hearing about police atrocities from all over the globe Nowadays it is rare to hear about such compassionate cops. Wish his tribe increases.


  2. I saw this article earlier this week but hadn’t had the chance to read it. I’m glad I took a moment to do so. This story is truly beautiful, and in this day, it’s sometimes too good to be true. I just hope and pray that there are more police officers like him in this world and can be recognized.


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