Little boy gives free hugs and donuts to officers in Charlotte



Mother Deanna Hooker wrote in a Facebook post about her son, who woke Tuesday night to the sound of helicopters and sirens outside the family's home.

He was afraid, Hooker said.

>> Read more trending stories

The next morning, on the way to school, he heard on the radio about police officers who were injured during the protests that have gripped the area since Tuesday.

"He asked me if he could bring the police donuts and give them hugs for all they do," Hooker wrote in a post shared by the popular Facebook page "Love What Matters."

Related: Man gives out free hugs as violent protests unfold in Charlotte

And that's just what they did.

"It is amazing how much children can teach us during times like this," she wrote.

This little boy was woken up and scared from the helicopters and sirens outside our home last night. On the way to...

Posted by Deanna Hooker on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hooker took her son to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, where he gave out hugs and donuts and told every officer he appreciated all they do to keep us safe.

Hooker shared the story on Facebook Wednesday, garnering about a dozen shares and more than 100 likes. Her photos and story were shared again Thursday night by the popular Facebook group "Love What Matters."

She wrote in full:

"I wanted to share a little story and shed some love and light on a very tough time for us in Charlotte, NC. Our streets are at war with protests and division has led to destruction and violence in our city. My son heard helicopters and sirens all night and woke up crying. We decided to send him to school the next day to offer normalcy in a tough time for our city. On the way he heard about police getting injured from protests on the radio. He asked me if he could bring the police donuts and give them hugs for all they do. It is amazing how much children can teach us during times like this. I respected his wishes and took him to the Charlotte PD where he gave out hugs and donuts and told every officer he appreciated all they do to keep us safe. This is love in its purest form and what our world needs right now."


Reader Comments


Next Up in News

Hurricane Matthew intensifies in Caribbean
Hurricane Matthew intensifies in Caribbean
Hurricane Matthew intensified to a Category 2 storm early Friday, and forecasters said it could become a major hurricane by Friday night, with its...
First pride flag is launched into space
First pride flag is launched into space
A time-lapse video shows the first pride flag being sent into space, in a symbolic declaration of the universe as LGBTQ-friendly.
Fans pay tribute to Arnold Palmer at Ryder Cup
Fans pay tribute to Arnold Palmer at Ryder Cup
As the Ryder Cup begins Friday, golf fans continue to pay tribute to the memory of Arnold Palmer, who died Sunday in Pittsburgh at age 87.
Florida man arrested after leaving 3 dogs in car at mall
Florida man arrested after leaving 3 dogs in car at mall
A Florida man was arrested in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, charged with three counts of animal cruelty after three dogs were rescued from inside a hot...
POINT OF VIEW Who stands up for the teachers? We do
David Coleman and others approached the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with an idea to support Common Core.
More Stories

You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myPalmBeachPost.com.

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of free premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to myPalmBeachPost.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myPalmBeachPost.com.