President Donald Trump honored all of America’s police officers that have laid out their lives in the line of duty, during his speech at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial service just outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Monday.
But the thing that warmed the hearts of millions and inspired hope into everyone that attended the event was Trump’s act of taking a little extra time out for the son of one of those officers, a 6-year-old boy by the name of Micah.
President Trump reached under the podium and flipped his personal cap to the young boy, who lost his police officer father last year.
“And just to show you, by the way, how much I love our police, I said, ‘Oh, I’m going to need a hat because it’s so windy today,’” said Trump, holding up the hat.
“I said, when I got out of here, there’s no way I’m going to put on this hat. So we’ll leave off the hat. And this is for you, Micah. That’s for our beautiful Micah down there.”
The video quickly went viral because of how heartwarming Trump’s little gesture was, and the social media sites immediately responded with love:
Trump just tossed a hat at 6 year old son of a fallen police officer at his Memorial Service. UNBELIEVABLE. pic.twitter.com/ko4qNrPd5I
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) May 15, 2017
“To every child in America who has lost a mom or a dad in the line of duty, I want you to know your parents are American heroes — American heroes,” said Trump. “They died keeping us safe. They are the pride of our nation. And we will hold them in our hearts always and forever. Their sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.”
He then went on to say how he and his administration are determined on restoring law and order as well as justice for all Americans, and they are planning on doing it quickly.
But the part that came next was what fired up the crowd like nothing before:
“I want you to know that patriotic Americans of all backgrounds truly support and love our police,” the president said. “And a very sad thing is that many of today’s politicians don’t want to say that, don’t want to talk about that because it’s not politically correct or they think it might hurt them with the voters. I will say it and I will talk about it proudly.”
6-year-old Micah found this out in a totally awesome way.
Let’s spread the word of President Trump’s amazing gesture and speech, and show our respect to all the officers that have given their lives so we can sleep safe and sound!