Everyone was in the holiday spirit this year, including some of NYPD’s finest who pulled over unsuspecting families to deliver Christmas presents to their children.
After Bronx’s 47 Precinct received an overwhelming supply of Christmas donations, a group of officers used their routes to bring presents to children in the neighborhood on Christmas Eve. Many of the families were genuinely confused as the officer tells them it’s illegal to drive in the city with children…without giving them presents, of course.
The gesture didn’t stop on the road. The officers also handed out toys to kids on the streets. Parents and children shared their thoughts on the random act of kindness with NY1.
“I as nervous a little,” one driver said. “I know my paperwork is good for the car. I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ But I really appreciate you guys coming out to the community and showing your support.”
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, what the hell did I do wrong?’” one woman said. “But I think this is a really nice gesture, especially with everything that’s been going on.”
“It’s very awesome,” one child said.
Capt. John Orellana, one of the officers who participated in the giveaway, explained they wanted to do something good for the neighborhood. The precinct also kept their doors open to any children who didn’t receive gifts on Christmas.