Christmas can be an incredibly stressful time for struggling parents who would desperately love to flood their home with present yet can’t even afford to get a Christmas tree.
And when one Arizona single mom, who was days away from getting evicted, found out that she lost her job, she was devastated that her 4-year-old son wouldn’t get to experience Christmas. “I lost my job,” Kirsten May said. “I lost daycare. I was completely at rock bottom.”
Officers from the Phoenix Police Department found out about May’s situation and knew they had to try and help. Officer Jason Harris, Brian Peters, and Ben Carro started coming up with a plan and reached out to another officer, Manuel Reyes, who works at Home Depot as an off-duty officer. “They brought him in on their plan and asked the manager of the Home Depot at 36th Street and Thomas Road for some help,” the police explained. “Home Depot kindly donated a Christmas tree and a base to give the mother and her son a better Christmas.”
“I cried like a little kid,” May said when the officers brought over the tree. “My son gets to experience what holidays are about thanks to what these officers did and are doing. It shows they don’t just arrest people.” And as if the cops didn’t already go above and beyond, they plan to surround the tree with presents for 4-year-old Nicholas on Christmas, and another group called Angels on Patrol has helped cover this month’s rent for May, who just found a new job and will be able to afford her rent again.
Watch the entire video below to see the touching way these officers saved Christmas for a little boy and his mom.
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[Featured image: NBC]