Officer Tells Her Son They Can't Afford Disneyland, Then A Stranger...

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The uniformed officer was with her young son in Starbucks, when a stranger overheard their conversation.

Houston, TX – A Houston Police Department (HPD) sergeant helped to make a dream come true for a little boy on Sunday, when he happened upon the Mickey Mouse fan and his mother at a local Starbucks.

HPD Sergeant Bryan “BK” Klevens, who also operates Prison Break Tattoos, said that he entered the coffee shop and noticed a woman in full police uniform as she chatted with a young boy.

“Dressed in a little blue suit with pictures of Mickey Mouse and drinking his milk, he appeared to be about 5 years old,” Sgt. Klevens wrote on his business’s Facebook page.

The sergeant sat down nearby, and learned that the officer was a single mother, and that they were waiting for her son’s father to pick him up for church.

“As I drank my coffee, the conversation turned to going to Disneyland,” Sgt. Klevens wrote. “It was kind of one way as you can imagine... every sentence out of his mouth was about the NEED to go and he just HAD TO see Mickey. He had everyone around him at other tables cracking up, including me. You know how they never stop and talk on and on and on.”

The sergeant listened as the boy’s mother gently reminded him that she hadn’t quite been able to save enough money to go see Mickey just yet.

‘"Baby, you know we have talked about this, and this year momma won't be able to afford for us to go, but I'm gonna work like crazy so we can go next year,"’ the officer told her son, according to Sgt. Klevens’ post. “His little voice cracked as he said, ‘I know momma, but I really wanna go.’”

Without hesitation, the sergeant interjected, his own voice cracking, as he handed the officer $1,500 from his wallet.

“I said take a few days off from the extra job and enjoy a short vacation with your date,” he wrote, as the officer began to cry.

The little boy’s eyes lit up, Sgt. Klevens told Blue Lives Matter.

“He was pretty excited,” he said, laughing.

The 24-year HPD veteran said that the officer does not work for his department, and that they decided to keep her identity confidential to protect the privacy of both the officer and her son.

“The tears in her eyes told the entire story,” Sgt. Klevens wrote. “Give until it hurts.”

Comments (21)
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bronx163
bronx163

Great deed you did sgt.
Class act. Be safe.

Scattered
Scattered

Sweet!!!! Cops get such a bad rap but they certainly don't do it for the money. Remember that next time you need one. Thank an officer today!!!

AnneCF
AnneCF

Wonderful story! That could have been my daughter 10 years ago: a single mom with 2 little boys! Tomorrow my daughter and her husband (also a LEO ) are leaving for Disney world with 4 kids. She has been working 1-2 shifts as a reserve officer back in our hometown to save for the trip.

b1rd
b1rd

Really good story. It's to bad some people want to be so critical of of cops. Probably only 1% or less are bad.

Mic911
Mic911

Good to see a feel good story for a change, nice job Sarge! Sure they will enjoy their vacation!!

JBo
JBo

Won't see this on mainstream media.

flyerfanrn
flyerfanrn

This is wonderful!! And is Sergeant Klevens single? Lol

DAOsiecki
DAOsiecki

Incredible! Why are these stories not on Good Morning America and such? This is about as Stand Up as you can get! Your incredible Sarg! Next time I'm in Houston, stopping in for some ink at your shop!

libbie
libbie

Thank you Sergeant. The Cops are the good guys. That little boy will always remember that.

Sheman
Sheman

The reason cops are getting bad rap is because people want to commit crimes an not have to be hold responsible.i am sure there is bad cops out there .but not as much as people are making them out to be.good for that cop

BunnyDee714
BunnyDee714

I want to cry. That was so nice.

DarkKnight77587
DarkKnight77587

Yes, he is.

hunter54
hunter54

Great article

xrescuer
xrescuer

People should respect the police. Only a few shouldn't wear a badge, but do. There are millions of men and women who swore an oath to preserve human life even at the cost of their own. You can think of them as the Secret Service for the American people.

Firefox8702
Firefox8702

This is one of the most amazing things I've read lately. "Give until it hurts" yes!! I love this, I know what it's like to be a single mom making officer pay, and it's hard but you just make it work. Love these feel good stories!!!

PatiolaBoston
PatiolaBoston

Have fun Kiddo!
God Bless you Blue! 💙

BLM-NZ
BLM-NZ

What a wonderful man. Lovely story. Sheralee from New Zealand

PHX_EMTnLEO
PHX_EMTnLEO

The reason this won’t make the mainstream media coverage is because it humanizes officers. We are normal people with hearts, sometimes much bigger than the general population and got into this job because we truly care about our fellow citizens and want to better our communities, but the media only wants to cover what they deem to be unjustified and unnecessary use of force incidents even though 99% are deemed to be appropriate and a necessary use of deadly force to protect themselves, other officers and/or the general public. Stories like this show officers have hearts and are willing to go above and beyond what the normal citizen would do in the exact same situation. Thank you Sgt for showing, at least your community, that we only want to better our community and will lend a helping hand when we see someone in need, however we can and are not the monsters and killers the media portrays us to be and the general public seems to believe we are.

ladywriter
ladywriter

those dirty rotten cops....EXTREME SARCASM FOR THOSE THAT DON'T RECOGNIZE IT. *Awesome story and way to go Sgt. Much love and respect from Las Vegas.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

a good man with heart and soul

AbbyH
AbbyH

This is the story that needs to go viral. In this time of school shootings and so much hate, this Officer brings hope!


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