A police officer surprises a seven-year-old child selling lemonade with a pair of brand-new sneakers for school.

Who doesn’t love a good lemonade stand?

Nothing beats bumping into a small child on a bright day who is ready to sell you a cup of ice-cold lemonade.

A police officer recently approached Landen, a little boy peddling lemonade and cookies near his home. The boy’s grandmother recorded their chat and shared it on Facebook.

Officer Perez of Connecticut’s Ansonia Police Department contacted Landen and inquired about his plans for the money he would make from selling lemonade.

Landen informed him that he needed blue sneakers for class.

Officer Perez left when their conversation was finished.

Officer Perez returned to the 7-year-old’s lemonade stand a short time later, this time with a pair of blue sneakers for Landen.

To say Landen was happy is an understatement.

Wendelyn Narvaez praised Officer Perez, saying, “He made my baby’s day yesterday, and not only that, he made him feel like a king.”

Narvaez posted a picture of Landen grinning broadly in his brand-new sneakers a few days later.

In response to Perez’s compassion, Ansonia Police Chief Wayne Williams said that Perez’s kind of officers “are the types of officers that we are all looking to hire.”

That is so very true. Police officers’ negative actions are frequently reported, but not their positive ones. This was such a thoughtful action.

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