Cop surprises young boy he was asked to remove with brand new PlayStation
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Featured Image Credit: Facebook/City of Hapeville Police
A cop has surprised a young boy he was asked to remove with a brand new PlayStation.
Officer Colleran from the City of Hapeville Police Department in Georgia was called to a community in order to remove the child from the area who was reportedly asking local neighbors if he could get stuck into some yard work to earn money for a shiny new game console.
The police department took to Facebook to share the news and give some context behind the 'heartwarming' situation.
Officer Colleran was dispatched to a call wanting a 'juvenile removed from the area' and later 'made contact' with a young man who had explained he was in the area because he wanted to do 'yard work'.
Such chores and errands included; pulling weeds, cutting grass and trimming hedges.
According to the officer, the boy was trying to 'save up for a PlayStation'.
"The young man was polite, respectful and truthful," the Facebook post continued. "Officer Colleran, a gamer himself, was impressed with the young man and thought he would help him reach his goal."
The police officer, along with 'some of his friends', all chipped in to help the industrious young boy achieve his objective.
Not only did they get him the PlayStation but they also made sure to present it to the boy alongside a gift card 'to pay for the membership so he could play immediately'.
In a video capturing the emotional moment, the officer can be seen opening the trunk of a car alongside the boy as he gasps with delight at the gesture.
The boy then hugs Officer Colleran to thank him for the present.
"Officer Colleran made sure that this young man knew they would play on the same team online soon!" the post concluded.
Dozens of people have since flocked to the comments section to share their reactions to the post, with one Facebook user writing: "I read this story and it made me smile. This is Community Policing at it's finest."
A second echoed: "This is awesome not because the officer even bought him a Playstation. Because he cared, he listened and not just reacted off of the call he received. He showed compassion & humanity. We definitely need more like this officer."
"I could not love this more," penned a third. "Thank you Officer Colleran and friends for acknowledging this boy was doing absolutely nothing wrong!
"He was seeking work so he could get himself a PlayStation. Very kind gesture Hapeville PD. Stay safe out there!"
A fourth called the whole thing 'heartwarming', commenting: "So heartwarming to having a caring policeman out there.
"I would've done the same. Great Job Officer. Continue helping the youth in the community because parents can't do everything."
"Man this is sooo dope... I'm extreme happy for the young man & the officers," penned a final Facebook user.