​Cops Arrive at Old Widower’s Home. When People See What’s in Their Hands, It Goes Viral

By Li Yen, Epoch Times
May 7, 2019 Updated: May 7, 2019

A heartwarming photo of a policewoman tenderly holding the hand of a pensioner as he watches a TV show has been making the rounds on social media recently.

The story behind the photo has struck a sympathetic chord among many netizens in the United Kingdom. “Is there anything else we can send him?” one Twitter user wrote.

Another chimed in, “I have a black glass tv [sic] stand he can have if he’d like it.”

Kindhearted citizens who saw the photo wanted to help the unnamed pensioner living in Ladywood after he was left alone in an empty Birmingham home following his wife’s death.

The family of his deceased wife took almost everything in the house away, leaving him to live in his home without essential items. Hearing the elderly man’s sad plight, Birmingham neighborhood officers WPC Rogers and PC Greaves went out of their way to lend him a hand. The officers reached out to their local contacts and enlisted the assistance of the Trident Reach charity to help obtain appliances the widower needed.

After gathering the essential items—including food, a television, a microwave, and a toaster—the officers showed up at the pensioner’s home. With a new kettle they brought for the elderly man, the caring officers prepared a cup of tea and some buttered toast for him.

What’s more, they helped to install the new TV in the man’s home and taught him how to operate the remote control.

The pensioner reportedly broke down in tears as he received the gifts.

“Representing core values of neighborhood 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,” Ladywood Police tweeted.

In response to the tweet, one Twitter user commented, “Brilliant job! Neighborhood police officers being exactly where they should be. In the heart of their communities, interacting with the residents, developing relationships, gaining trust and then intelligence, and raising confidence in our fabulous police force. Thank you.”

“You are heroes, each and everyone involved. So nice to read a heartwarming story. Well done, you deserve all the praise you get. Really hope the man is happier and gets the help he needs,” another remarked.

Kudos to officers WPC Rogers and PC Greaves for taking the time to serve and help the bereaved pensioner. Hopefully, this beautiful story will inspire others to do similar acts of kindness.