When one Wisconsin 7-year-old found out that Wausau Police Department Detective Jason Weiland had been tragically shot and killed, he was heartbroken but knew the cop’s police family would be hurting more.
“He just has a really big heart,” mom Jessica Duke said of her son Brady. “When we told him about the shootings, he felt like his heart broke about it,” his mom explained. “He knew in his heart he needed to do something.”
Brady decided that the best way he could help lift their spirits was by giving them something that made him happy, so he gathered up his Nintendo Wii and all his favorite games and sent it to the police department with a handwritten note. “Dear Officer, Thank you for serving our community. You keep my family and I safe. I am so sorry that one of your police brothers died. How can I help?”
“We have experienced great acts of compassion, love, and generosity from this community, but we had to share this story with our community. Brady’s example is one we can all follow. Thank you, Brady, for your love and compassion and thank you for setting the example for others in our community at the young age of 7,” the Police Department shared on their Facebook. “They had a police brother that died and I wanted to make them happy,” Brady explained.
To thank Brady for his incredible gift, the department invited him to the headquarters to play video games with everyone and even presented him with a brand new Xbox. “They had a blast — it was so much fun,” Duke said. “It was so impactful for Brady just to know they would take time out of their day for him. He didn’t know what an Xbox 360 was, so this is a whole entire new ball game for him.”
Watch the entire video below to see how these officers reacted to such a sweet gesture.
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[Featured Image: Facebook/Wausau Police Department]