A caring school resource officer in Arkansas wanted to be sure that a girl who had recently lost her father didn’t miss the father-daughter school dance, so he escorted her there. The delightful surprise brought joy to the little girl’s heart!
When Cpl. Nick Harvey, the Van Buren District primary school resource officer, learned that second-grader Avey Cox would be unable to attend the daddy-daughter dance due to her father’s death, and he decided to take action. He and the other resource officers volunteered to transport any youngsters who did not have fathers to the event. In his case, he stepped up for Avey, an eight-year-old!
Officer Harvey approached the girl’s mother first, and she consented. Furthermore, the little girl was overjoyed that she would not be missing the dance!
The police officer told KFSM, “I contacted the mom, and she indicated that was acceptable.” “Because the last point I wanted to happen was for a second-grader to reject me.” So I talked to her mother about it, and the next day, I asked her to be my date to the daddy-daughter dance.”
When the big day arrived, Harvey, a father of three children, drove his patrol car to pick up the second grader. He even coordinated his outfit with Avey’s. Despite the fact that he confesses he isn’t a great dancer, he did his best to ensure the 8-year-old had a memorable night. That is exactly what she did!
“I was excited because I had never gone before, and it would be my first time, and I had been hoping to go,” the young girl explained. “”It meant a lot to me since I got to see all of my buddies there, and then I got to go with him and have a great day.”
Harvey expressed his pride at being able to assist Avey and be present with her during this ordeal!
He commented on Facebook, “I am very blessed to have been placed in a situation where I get to enjoy times like these.” “I had the incredible privilege of escorting Avey, this remarkable and gorgeous little girl, to the Daddy-Daughter Dance. I enjoy my profession for a variety of reasons. However, for reasons like these, my job is the best employment for me.”
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