Jackson Bisazza has experienced more difficulty in his six short years on earth, than most people endure in a lifetime. This incredibly strong and courageous boy has had to undergo surgery 22 times since he was born - procedures which have enabled him to walk.
And what does a child who's conquered such trials and tribulations do in his spare time? He pays a surprise visit to his local police department of course - carrying a little "something" for the unknowing officers...
The Holliston Police Department in Massachusetts recently received an incredibly thoughtful and unexpected present from one young, thankful citizen.
Jackson and his family showed up at their local police department with 30 paper bags for the officers. The sacks were filled with tasty goodies and labeled with a very moving and inspiring message. The note attached to each bag was entitled "Survival Kit For Law Enforcement Officers," and all of the candies contained in the sacks were given encouraging and clever meanings.
Chief John Moore with the Holliston Police Department shared with WBZ News,
"As you know, policing is going through a troubling time - at least for the last two years. And when citizens come out and support us, it really tugs at your heart strings."
The police officers were so touched in fact by this young man's generous gesture, that they chose to post a picture of the special event on Twitter. Jackson's random-act-of-kindness quickly went viral, touching hearts and uplifting spirits everywhere!
The duties of a law enforcement officer can be extremely dangerous, the hours can be long, and the time spent away from family can be difficult. Jackson's mother Wendy understands the love and commitment that her local officers have for their community - and she felt compelled to show them just how appreciative her family is of their dedication and hard work.
"I hope it inspires other people to do things for their local department. I know some of these guys are friends of ours - we know they have families, we know they go out at night. It's dangerous and it's scary."
The officers were so moved by Jackson's "sweet" gifts, that they wanted to do something special for him in return. This young boy was presented with the very same Holliston police patch that his local heroes wear, and a police badge to go with it!
Watch the video below to see more of this heartwarming story!
More than ever before, our world needs random acts of kindness. Speak more uplifting words, lend a hand to a struggling stranger, or reach out to a neighbor in need - or better yet, do it all! Share this "sweet" story with your loved ones, and remind others of the importance of spreading kindness!