Officer pulling people over makes surprising move
Santa came early in Lowell, Michigan -- but instead of rosy red cheeks, a white beard and a sled full of reindeer, he was dressed in black and had a badge and a cop car.
Officer Scot VanSolkema of the Lowell Police Department pulled people over for a routine traffic stop, then quizzed them on what they or their kids wanted for Christmas.
"You got all your Christmas shopping done?" Officer Scot VanSolkema asks.
After VanSolkema asked people about their Christmas wish lists, a team at a nearby store purchased the presents and dropped them off to the officer. The Xbox One gift is one of our faves.
Although NBC says the officers didn't have a chance to please everyone. Some drivers left before they could get a gift, and some were a little nasty, answering "go to hell" when asked what they wanted for Christmas. Lumps of coal for them!
This story of Christmas spirit has spread from the Michigan city of fewer than 4,000 people to national television. Everybody loves a tear-jerking goodwill video.
"The idea and the money came from a religious TV network. The goal was to uplift someone during the holidays. I'm guessing they absolutely accomplished that goal," ABC anchor Amy Robach says.
The video is part of the Uplift Someone campaign, which says it's about making "the world a little bit brighter."
"Oh, my God, you're kidding me. I want to hug you!" a woman exclaimed.
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