Kingston Boy Brightens Spirts Amid Lakewood Tragedy

A Kingston youngster and his mother drove to Lakewood Police Department Sunday to deliver some change and a stuffed dinosaur, reports the Tacoma News Tribune.

The trek deeply moved several officers there, as the boy — whose name is AJ — wanted to contribute to the “pleec” in their time of tragedy. It spurred one officer to write a letter to his colleagues, and the letter eventually found its way into the Tacoma paper’s hands. Here is the letter, whose writer remains anonymous, in part:

“We have seen many, many acts of generosity and kindness over the past 2 weeks. We have hugged more friends and strangers than we could have ever imagined and have mended broken ties with people we haven’t talked to for years. Yet nothing has touched me deeper, or given me more hope for the future, than AJ and his stuffed dinosaur. I gave AJ one of our department challenge coins, explaining to him that we only gave them out to the bravest and most deserving people we came across. I hope he will realize someday how much more than a dollar and some change he gave to me and to the Lakewood Police Department today.”

It’s hard not to be touched by such a wonderful story amid this tragedy. I encourage you to read the entire story here.

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