Many children (and some adults) turn to the wealth of super heroes in Marvel or DC to find characters to look up to, but for Daniel Nicastro the real heroes are the boys in blue:
“People say, ‘Why did the police come to your birthday’ and I say, ‘The polices [sic] are my favorite characters.'”
The police showed up when no one else would and even brought gifts for the boy. This is a wonderful story that perfectly embodies the spirit of the Jubilee of Mercy. The police did not go out of their way to advertise that they did this, but thanks to social media we all get to enjoy this wonderful story. The internet can be a terrible place, but it can also be an instrument for good, as well, as we saw last week, in a similar story.
Cheers to the real life super heroes that put on their uniforms every day and protect us in these troubled times.