Coronavirus is affecting us all, but it is particularly dangerous for senior citizens and the immunocompromised. We love to see local communities giving back and doing their part to share a little love. This video just might make your heart melt. The San Diego Police went grocery shopping for a 95-year-old man who needed help.
The Southern Division uploaded the video to YouTube today with a very heartwarming caption included.
"It started as a welfare check and ended with spirits been raised for all, including Mr. Teo a 95-year-old widower in need of some help. Southern Division’s Sergeant Holslag and his team saw a need, filled it and even partnered with Golden House restaurant on Palm Avenue! This is how we win," the video read.
In the minute-long clip, two police members push a shopping cart through the store and gather essential items such as groceries, condiments, and toilet paper.
After checking out with their bags, they also made a stop by Golden House restaurant to grab the 95-year-old senior some takeout food.
The end of the video shows police taking the groceries and food into a grateful Mr. Teo's house.
The elderly man smiles and waves, saying "hello" to the camera.
He looks excited to see his guests come in with such a wonderful surprise.
One of the uniformed officers serves Teo a large serving of his chicken and vegetable meal, jokingly saying "that's a lot."
Teo appears to be thankful for help during this time.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Newsom urged family members to also take precautions to help out the elderly and immunocompromised, saying "People should conduct themselves around their grandparents as if they have it."