With the general mood of the people against police officers, a young boy stopped playing with his friends to give company to an Omaha Police officer eating alone in the mall’s food court.
Oliver’s mother Danielle shared the clips of the 5-year-old boy eating with Officer William Klees on her Facebook. “Tonight I saw Oliver’s eyes light up like I never have before,” she wrote. “We were at the mall and he was mid tuck and roll in the play area when I saw his eyes shift to something behind me. I asked what it was and he said ‘mommy that police officer is sitting alone’ I said yeah, he is. You can go ask to sit with him if you want. Without hesitation he ran over and said ‘sir could I please sit with you’ they talked for over 45 minutes and it made Oliver’s year.”
Danielle said she was moved by Oliver’s kindness to the cop. “I was getting him food, and I was, like, crying the whole time,” she said. “I couldn’t even order.”
Tonight I saw Oliver’s eyes light up like I never have before. We were at the mall and he was mid tuck and roll in the…
Danielle said that Officer Klees told her it meant a lot to him as well. “It was really the highlight of his day because, you know, he doesn’t really get to have those good conversations,” Danielle said. “So I think it really meant a lot to both of them.”