Sunday, January 24, 2016
I have loved following this story..
Earlier this week, a story went viral. A wonderful, heartwarming story. A group of kids were playing basketball in the street, and someone in the neighborhood called the police to complain about the noise. Keep in mind, this was during daylight hours. The police officer who responded to the call treated those kids with compassion and respect. He explained why he was there, and then played some hoops with them. Before he left, he told the kids that he would return, with basketballs and backups. As the story went viral, a very famous professional basketball player stepped up and wanted to be a part of the return visit. Such a great lesson in community involvement, respect, keeping your word and yes, even basketball. "I will become whatever I want to be" - Shaq
Take a few minutes to watch the Gainesville Police Department's video. It is well worth the time. To see the video, click HERE