Police rewarded with lunch at McDonald’s to say ‘thank you’


Humberside Police have shared their thanks after two officers fell victim to a random act of kindness.

As two members of the Hull Patrol team were visiting the McDonald’s drive-thru for refreshments, they noticed a young child in front of them waving at them. The officers waved at him and turned on their blue lights, much to the child’s delight.

When officers approached the payment window, they were told the bill had been picked up by the adult in the car in front of them. A post on the force’s Facebook page said: “Hull Patrol Team 2: Two co-workers went to McDonald’s for refreshments and waved at the young child in the car ahead and turned on the blue lights. The child was thrilled and as the officers approached the pay booth – the adult in the car had paid the bill #mmlovingit #sokind.”

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Residents of Hull reacted overwhelmingly to the post and talked about how their child would also be excited by the blue lights. A couple also said they did random acts of kindness like this and praised the gesture.

This is not the first time Humberside police officers have received thank you gifts. In 2019, an 11-year-old boy from Hull bought officers at Holderness Road three large chocolate bars to thank them for their work and expressed his wish to join the force one day.

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