These days, it often seems like only negative stories about law enforcement make the news. That’s why it’s so great that a story is going viral this week in which state troopers from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut teamed up to give an incredible Easter surprise to a little girl who needed it.
Connecticut State Police took to social media on Saturday to post a video of the troopers delivering the surprise to the little girl.
“New Hampshire State Troopers met Eyvie a few months ago when she tragically lost both of her parents in separate incidents,” their post on Facebook read. “The New Hampshire State Police weren’t able to make the trip to Connecticut, but they wanted to make sure a few special presents made their way to their friend Eyvie.”
“New Hampshire State Troopers passed Eyvie’s gifts to our friends at the Massachusetts State Police who then met with Connecticut State Troopers from the Traffic Services Unit, Public Information Office, and the Connecticut D.A.R.E. Program to coordinate the delivery to Eyvie this morning,” it continued.
Video shows Eyvie squealing with delight as she opened her Easter gifts while the troopers looked on.
“We are honored to have been given the opportunity to take part and meet Eyvie,” the department said, according to Mass Live. “She is an amazingly strong and resilient girl and we were honored she shared her bright smile with us this morning!”
These troopers weren’t the only members of law enforcement in the United States handing out Easter surprises. In Madison Heights, Michigan, school officials made a list of local families who needed support, and officers stepped in to make the special Easter deliveries to them.
“The kids were just ripping up their Easter baskets and I literally sat down and I started crying and my son was like, ‘Why are you crying? We’re happy,’ I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s why I’m crying,’” said one mother.
Police Chief Corey Haines told reporters that he’s hoping that this gesture will let the community know how much officers care for them.
“We’re here to be servants, to be civil servants and to assist in any way we can,” he said.