Thanks For Being Like A Dad

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Anthony Nolan, a police officer in New London, Connecticut, regularly reads books to children in the area. But recently he was injured on the job and took some time out for recovery.

And one of those kids that he reads to had something to say about it: “My mom says [you're] hurt. I’m sad because you can’t read to me. I don’t have a dad — only you read to me,” the boy explained. “Thanks [for] being like a dad for us.”

Nolan was touched by the kid’s kind words–not knowing nearly the impact his reading sessions had on the young boy. The officer took to Facebook and said in reply, “Talk about fighting tears. [You] can’t tell me this is not the best… Love those kids.”

Read more of this story by Kimberly Yam on Huffington Post here!

Image: Facebook user Anthony L. Nolan

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