GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Working in law enforcement can often be a thankless job, but one officer with South Carolina's Greenville Police Department recently got a very special 'thank you' message from a young boy.
Officer Terence Brister was at a local Chick-fil-A when a young boy approached him thanking him for his service. "Today this beautiful young child approached me at Chick-fil-A and thanked me. I took him to the counter and bought him a cookie," Officer Brister shared on Facebook.
The little boy then had the officer wait so he could give him a gift card to eat at Chick-fil-A again.
"He is the very reason I have served in USMC, State Police and now City Police. The faith, innocence and love of a child is immeasurable. In a world that’s divided by racial tension, prejudice and discrimination, why can’t adults be more like kids. He didn’t see black or white, he saw only a law enforcement officer and who he called a hero. I applaud his parents for raising a child who loves everyone. I know that some people hate police, but it’s days like today that God often reminds me of those who love, honor and respect the badge and uniform. This is another best day ever. God is always reminding us of his presence."
Officer Brister shared the story to his Facebook page, which has since gone viral with more than 99,000 reactions and over 34,000 shares.