Mondays are tough for everyone, but this heartfelt story will hopefully make up for some of the insanity going on in the American political world today.
Between the nature of their job responding to trouble and the hate from the Black Lives Matter crowd, police officers don't hear much positive. Fortunately, one young girl in Mississippi is challenging the narrative and showing genuine support for our law enforcement.
Mylah Santa Maria is only 6 years old and she wanted to tell her local police in Covington County how much she appreciates them. She called 911 last Tuesday night but her nerves got the best of her and she quickly hung up the phone. The dispatcher immediately called back to make sure there wasn’t an emergency.
Mylah did have an urgent message, but a positive one for a change. “I need y’all to tell the sheriff, tomorrow,” she said. When asked what she wanted them to tell him she said “that I love him and I love all of y’all.”
Sheriff Darrell Perkins was so moved by the little girl’s kind words that he wanted to meet Mylah in person. He sought out her family and on Thursday afternoon he paid her a visit.
Perkins arrived at Mylah’s house with a gift basket full of toys and school supplies for her upcoming first day of school. He also gifted her a Covington County Sheriff’s Office Challenge Coin with his name on it.
Perkin’s explained that everyone in the office was so moved by her message and “everybody at the sheriff’s department said we’ve got to find out who this little girl is.”
As he was leaving Mylah’s house she granted him a gift of his own. She hugged him and gave him a piece of paper with a special drawing of a red heart.
This is the news we need more of.