Officers Delia Pesina and Reneeshia McIntyre of the Dallas Police Department have a soft spot in their hearts for struggling families, especially those who have escaped from domestic violence.
Pesina knows firsthand what it’s like to grow up under similar circumstances. That’s why she and McIntyre knew they had to act when they met a mom in desperate need of kindness.
The two officers were responding to a call at an apartment complex in Old East Dallas when a 2-year-old approached them and invited them over.
There, they met the toddler’s mom, who explained that she’d recently left her abusive spouse. While it appeared as if she and her six children had just moved in, they had actually been living there for a few months. They simply couldn’t afford to furnish their new home.
So when Pesina and McIntyre left, they immediately agreed they would be coming back! After asking their coworkers to help out, they made multiple trips to the store, buying beds, cribs, mattresses, sheets, pillows, and other furniture for the sweet family in need.
What’s more, back at the apartment, they set everything up themselves! The mom was stunned, to say the least — and her kids were elated!
“We told the children, ‘This is where you’re going to be sleeping,'” McIntyre said. “The excitement on their face was so heartfelt we had to fight back tears.”
The generosity didn’t end there! The officers also pitched in $250 to get food and snacks for the family!
Touched, it was all the struggling mom could do to express her gratitude. “I wish I could do more than say thank you to everyone that contributed to me and my children,” she said. “We love ya’ll and really love the things you gave us. We are very much appreciative and grateful for you guys helping us.”
As for McIntyre, she simply said, “For me it’s part of my job description. It’s part of my heart.”
Way to serve your community, Pesina and McIntyre! Not only has your kindness helped a family in their time of need, but it has also restored a mother’s faith in humanity!
Learn more about their incredible gesture in the video below, and share this story to thank the heroes.
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