A touching post has gone viral this week of a police officer revealing how 2 black women paid for his breakfast and left him a powerful note.
Keep scrolling to see what it said…
On Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.
And, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying “Please, please… I can’t breathe.”
An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
He was only forty-six years old.
But George’s death has sparked an outrage like never before.
And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
From the United Kingdom to New Zealand, the global solidarity has been incredible to see.
Protesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.
But change needs to be done and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
And several people – protestors, rioters, and police officers alike – have been badly injured.
And this has only fueled the nation’s anger further.
But not all of these police officers have been turning to violence.
In the last week, various stories have been emerging about the solidarity experienced between police officers and protestors.
Footage of one of these officers went viral after he did something amazing at a protest.
5-year-old Simone Bartee was out protesting with her parents when she suddenly burst into tears.
So one officer, who happened to be passing by at the time, decided to step in.
“Are you going to shoot me?”
“We’re here to protect you okay? We’re not here to hurt you at all. You can protest, you can party, you can do whatever you want.”
And many were quick to commend the officer for his kind-hearted actions.
Tennessee deputy Jody McDowell was left touched after 2 black women paid for his breakfast.
They didn’t stop to speak to him directly, instead passing a note to the waiter.
“BLM, but so does yours. Thank you for your service. Breakfast paid,” it read.
“I want to thank the two sweet black ladies who paid for my breakfast this morning,” he wrote on Facebook.
“While waiting for a transport to be completed, I decided to have breakfast at a Cracker Barrel near the Nashville airport. I received this note from them.”
“A big thank you to those two ladies that paid it forward. God Bless them.”
What an amazing story!
For more like this, scroll on to see the moment a sheriff puts down his helmet and baton to walk with protestors…