Kindness of the Uniform


It’s a tough job to be a police officer, a firefighter, a soldier. Most of the times they would meet the ugly side of being a human and that can make them toughen up as well. But under every clothing, every skin colour, every face, we’re built from the same. And we’re capable of the same.

So here are some inspirational stories of kindness from those wearing the weight of that uniform.

Firefighter helping an old lady in the snowstorm

“Whether we’re on duty or off duty, I assume everybody would do the same thing, help somebody out when they need a hand”

A soldier giving a little girl what she needed the most

It’s a story I read here and it’s about a group of American soldiers arriving home from their service. At the airport, they were approached by a little girl who told to them that her father’s been away for 11 months now. She then asked one of them if he could give something to her daddy from her. The soldier of course said yes and asked her what would it be. The little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster, and then kissed him on the cheek. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said, “I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.” He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying, “Your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.”

World War II – “An American soldier sharing his Christmas package with children somewhere in Italy.”

12 Acts of Kindness From Police Officers

One of the officers in the video says he wants people to know he is by no means the only officer who does good stuff, he just happened to be the one who got caught on camera.

Beautiful stories of these inspiring individuals. Do you have anything similar to share?

Please, visit Music and Words and my other blog, The Script Bible. They’re also participating in the A to Z challenge.

7 responses »

  1. I am so grateful that certain people have the right temperament to be in law enforcement. I like the tone of your post, too. People often like to hone in on the bad things and forget to look at the big picture.

    ~Tui Snider~ Dropping by from the A to Z challenge! 😀
    @TuiSnider on Twitter
    My blog: Tui Snider’s Offbeat & Overlooked Travel
    I am also part of the #StoryDam team, a friendly writing community!

    • That’s very true, that’s why I’m so angry with the general tone of news reporting: it’s all about what goes wrong and forget about all these little things! Thanks for the visit!

  2. What a great post honoring those we so often take for granted. I love your theme for the #Challenge. Thanks for the hard work it takes to offer your readers something worthwhile to read. Congrats.

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