The Wise family of Denham Springs, LA,is just one of the many families affected by the devastation surrounding recent flooding.
For a family such as this who lost everything, one might think that they would be going through an extremely dark time. However, they recently shared a story that proved there can a be a beautiful light in the middle of dark and difficult days.
The Wise family recently sent a letter to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office thanking them for the kindness and generosity of one of their officers, Deputy Ryan Rhodes.
Deputy Rhodes saw 6-year-old Aubree Wise playing outside, and stopped to see her. He wanted to give the young girl, who also happens to have Down syndrome, a present and a hug.
Scroll through below to see how one sheriff’s deputy changed the lives of this family, and whyphotos of the beautiful interaction with young Aubree are going absolutely viral!
“As a mom, and as someone whose family has lost everything, this man…this wonderful, beautiful, thoughtful blessing of a man, stopped and took the time to give my sweet little angel a big hug and a stuffed dinosaur.
“From the bottom of our hearts, I want all of you at the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office to know how deeply grateful, blessed and appreciative we are to have you here protecting us during this devastating time.
“And especially to Ryan Rhodes, you are definitely my little girl Aubree’s Prince Charming.
“You, your co-workers and your family should be ever so proud of you. You have touched our hearts and we will never forget this.”
This beautiful story has gained national attention, with the photos going viral and news stations clamoring to share it with the world.
“I couldn’t be more proud to work with people like Rhodes and the nearly 450 other deputies and staff here at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office,” Lt. Bill Davis of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office tells LittleThings.
“When the Sheriff has a motto of C.P.R. Courteous, Professional and Responsive that about sums up Ryan and all the folks who serve here.”
“It’s simply amazing that the little acts of kindness that our deputies do every day can have such an incredible impact…” he continues, “not just on this young girl and the Wise family, but for all the other people who recognize that law enforcement officers are just like them fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings who serve with compassion for their fellow residents.
“If you can’t tell, we are so honored to wear this badge!”
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