After the bombing that took place in New York on Saturday, cops have been on high alert and working longer hours than normal.
One man decided to make sure that the officers guarding the site of a bomb explosion were thanked and appreciated, bringing the officers Starbucks coffee and pastries. The act of kindness has brought a smile to many in this dark time.
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In the video, which was originally captured by Knightnews, a man who identified himself as “Germaine” approached the tired on-duty officers and fire rescue personnel, offering cups of coffee and pastries from Starbucks.
He can be heard in the video thanking the first responders for everything they do and adding, “I wish I could give a little more.”
The video brings a glimmer of hope to all of us that our police officers are still appreciated by many despite the ongoing tensions between the police and the public for the better part of a year. The first responders graciously accepted the simple gesture and Germaine’s kind act has not gone unnoticed as it gone viral on social media.
New Yorkers have been rallying in support of one another in wake of the attack. A day after the attack, The Standard, High Line, told anyone that lived on 23rd between 6th and 7th avenue that if they brought proof of address, they could stay overnight at the popular 4-star restaurant for free and have dinner there as well.
This street in the Chelsea Manhatten area reportedly had “significant damage” to nearby buildings from the explosion and injured 29 people.
As we’re all aware, this isn’t the first time the city has come together to help one another. Fifteen years ago, on Sept 11, 2001, we saw similar acts of kindness for responders and those who were affected by the attacks.