Matthew 25; 40

« Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me »

A few years ago I had to intervene in a call where we had to remove a child from her family just before Christmas. So I asked her to bring her favorite toys knowing that waiting for the DPJ (Child Protection Agency) reply would probably take a long time. Unfortunately, the little girl escaped our surveillance for a few seconds and went to put all her toys in a safe that nobody at the station had the code. This little girl found herself on the eve of Christmas without a family, without a house and without a toy ...

So when I got home I woke up my wife, told her the story and we agreed on a budget to buy her new toys next morning. The next day I went to a big-box store to buy toys and then I drove 3 hours to bring them to her for Christmas.

No need to tell you how this child smiled when she saw me arriving with the toys pile to unpack. About 1 year later I learned that from of all the things I had bought her, it was a little lamp-shaped mushroom that she had preferred since it reassured her at night when she was afraid at her new place.

Article published in the newspaper "La Presse"

Eric Beauchamp, Policier pour le Service de Police de l'Agglomération de Longueuil