Last Tuesday, police officers in Rome went to an elderly couple’s apartment after a neighbor reported shouts and cries coming from their unit, reports the BuzzFeed News. The authorities learned the couple was neither injured nor in peril, but distraught over the hatred they’d seen on a news broadcast.
The officers stuck around to console the husband and wife, and that effort included making them a meal, notes the Evening Standard. Though there wasn’t much food in the home, they were able to whip up some pasta with butter and cheese.
The police department later posted to its Facebook page that while there was no crime to address, the officers understood, “…that just a little human warmth will restore tranquility…”