An Oklahoma police officer learned that the two daughters of a family friends were having trouble sleeping at night because they didn’t feel safe (I get it. I felt that way as a kid. I feel that way now, but for different reasons). So, Lt. Paul Barbour of the Edmond Police Department left the little girls a sweet, reassuring note taped to their front door.
The note, which was posted to the EPD’s Facebook page, reads:
“Hello Ava and Aubrey, This is Lt. Paul Barbour from Edmond P.D. I work the night shift and patrol neighborhoods and look for criminal activity. We do this so people can sleep and [sic] night and not worry about their safety. I was driving through your neighborhood and everything looked good! I wanted to drop you a note to let you know all is well!
Take care, Paul Barbour.”
Barbour told a local radio station, “One of the things that probably bothers me the most is the fact that criminals can take the innocence of a child, and I don’t want that, for my kids or anybody else’s children.”
The little girls are reportedly feeling safer.
I bet that guy is a fantastic dad.
(via Huffington Post)