Mississippi 6-Year-Old Calls 911 to Tell Sheriff’s Department: ‘I Love All of Y’all’

By Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
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July 26, 2021 Updated: August 9, 2021

A little girl in Mississippi had to make a phone call to 911, but when dispatch answered, she hung up.

The concerned operator called back right away, and 6-year-old Mylah picked up. What she said next made the Covington County Sheriff’s Department’s day.

A recording of the phone call was later posted on the department’s social media page.

“Hello, this is 911, we had a call from this number,” the operator is heard saying.

Mylah told her, “Hey, um, I need y’all to tell the sheriff, tomorrow.”

“Tell the sheriff what?” asked the operator.

“That I love him and I love all of y’all,” replied Mylah.

“OK, I will make sure that I get that to him, OK?”

“OK,” said Mylah.

(Courtesy of Covington County Police Department; Illustration – releon8211/Shutterstock)

Sheriff Darrell Perkins got the message and was greatly moved by the 6-year-old’s kind gesture. Everyone at the department said they just had to find out who the little girl was.

“It touched my heart in such a way, I had to locate her and say thank you in person,” he told The Epoch Times. “It’s not every day a public servant hears something like this.”

He did just that, stopping by Mylah’s house with a surprise of his own: a basket filled with art supplies, paint, and coloring books for her.

In return, he got a big hug from the little girl, who starts first grade in just a few weeks. And she presented him with a drawing of a red heart.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Sheriff Darrell Perkins)

“I needed to tell them that I love the sheriff, and I appreciate what they’ve done,” Mylah later told The Epoch Times. “And I love all of them.”

The sheriff also told the newspaper: “We in law enforcement see and hear so much negativity.

“This makes our job easier with wonderful comments, and positive social media. This an experience of a lifetime, and something I won’t ever forget.”

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Epoch Inspired Staff
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Epoch Inspired staff cover stories of hope that celebrate kindness, traditions, and triumph of the human spirit, offering valuable insights into life, culture, family and community, and nature.