‘Thank you for keeping us safe’: Sheffield mum’s heartwarming Christmas gift to police officers

One random act of kindness by a grateful mother has ‘spread the Christmas love’ for South Yorkshire Police.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 10:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 3:49 pm
SYP Operational Support shared a picture on their Facebook page of the gift

The lead up to Christmas can be overwhelming for those in the police force. This week officers will be preparing for the ‘Mad Friday’ rush, with South Yorkshire’s control room taking 1493 101 calls and 810 999 calls on the night all before midnight last year.

One mother expressed her appreciation for the force’s work with a gesture at Sheffield coffee shop Coffika.

SYP officers walked into Coffika to refuel, and were informed by staff that an anonymous female had prepaid for ten coffees earlier in the day for the police officers that visit the store.

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Staff explained they were bought as a “thank you for keeping them safe” and putting her children at ease when seeing them.

Officers thanked the stranger in a social media post.

“Thank you so much whoever you are. It’s greatly appreciated. #feelingthechristmaslove #randomactsofkindness”