The battle between the people and the police is at an all-time high in America. Naturally, human beings focus on the negative and forget about the positive, partly because the media rarely sheds light on the good cops and what they do for their community.
Earlier this week in Eastchester, Bronx, the NYPD went beyond their job duties to put a smile on the face of a young orphan boy who was a victim of domestic violence.
7-year old Tyrone Lowe arrived at the 49th Precinct in the Bronx to trumpets, flashing lights, and the sweetest couple in the world, a.k.a Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
“Dreams do come true,” Tyrone said. “They’re great. They’re awesome. Thank you. I love you.”
Lowe has been through a lot; his father killed his mother and committed suicide last December and unfortunately, Ty witnessed it all. Nobody deserves to go through such a tragedy, especially an innocent child. Situations like this tend to cause depression, bad behavior, alcohol/drug abuse, anxiety, and even suicide.
“He happened to be present in the household when the incident took place, and we just wanted to provide him with some hope,” precinct commander Captain Keith Walton said. Because of the NYPD’s selfless act, Tyrone will always be able to see the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
In addition to his Disney experience, the NYPD collectively raised money for eight months raising around $5,000 for a college fund for Tyrone. “We petitioned other community affairs officers throughout the Bronx to donate $1 per cop, per precinct,” NYPD Community Affairs Officer David Lepore said. “To know that he still has a sparkle in his eye and that smile on his face, there’s nothing better to see.”
Read the full report from ABC 7 New York here.