When a little boy in Florida found himself feeling a bit, well, lonely, he decided to take matters into his own hands. What he needed was a friend, so he called the one place he knew would answer: 911.
Even though it wasn’t technically an emergency, the dispatcher had an officer go to the 6-year-old’s home to check in on him.
Tallahassee police officer Joe White arrived at the boy’s home, where— sure enough— the sweet boy asked him to be his friend. White first took the opportunity to teach him about what 911 is for, then handed over a stuffed animal as a present, saying he’d “always be a friend” to him.
Officer White stuck around to hang out with his new pal, even letting him sit in his patrol car. He definitely didn’t feel so lonely after this!
The police department shared the sweet story on Facebook where Officer White has been receiving heaps of praise. It seems everyone is proud of the officer for taking the time to teach the 6-year-old about 911 and start a special friendship.
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