A heartwarming video shared by the San Diego Police Department shows their officers performing an amazing act of kindness.
The officers were responding to a welfare check but then ended up doing so much more, “It started as a welfare check and ended with spirits being raised for all,” the department wrote on Twitter.
The officers from the agency’s southern division decided to help a man, identified as “Mr. Teo,” a 95-year-old widower “in need of some help.”
The video shared on Twitter shows officers going through aisles of a store, buying non-perishable foods items like milk, and paper towels.
The officers then move to the Golden House restaurant where they buy food to deliver to the 95-year-old. “Chicken and vegetables, that’s a lot,” one officer could be heard saying.
When the officers delivered everything to the man’s house they could hear him thanking them.
The man, identified as 95-year-old “Mr Teo,” thanked officers for going out for him to run errands during the coronavirus pandemic.
“This is how we win,” San Diego police said.
It started as a welfare check & ended with spirits being raised for all, including “Mr Teo” a 95-yr old widower in need of some help.
Southern Division’s Sgt Holslag & his team saw a need, filled it & even partnered with Golden House restaurant on Palm Ave! This is how we win.
Posted by San Diego Police Department on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
California had 2,634 cases of COVID-19 and 54 deaths till Tuesday and California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that half of the state’s confirmed coronavirus patients are younger than 50.
Now days after the governor’s sweeping order for Golden State residents to “stay at home,” in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, police say there is a drop in calls for service.
San Diego Police Lt. Shawn Takeuchi said Tuesday the department has estimated dispatchers received an 11 percent decrease in calls compared to the five days before. “It’s very encouraging for us,” he said. “It shows us that San Diegans are heeding the warning that the governor has put out, and the mandate, and that people are staying at home.”