Little Boy Dressed as Police Officer Buys Roses at Store to Deliver to Senior Citizens


Children sometimes have the sweetest ideas that make a huge impact on the lives of others.

Sometimes all it takes is witnessing a kind gesture by a child to be reminded that the littlest things can make someone’s day.

Take Oliver Davis, for example, whose simple act of kindness will warm your heart.

All the five-year-old from Overland Park, Kansas, wanted for Christmas last year was a police officer costume.

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“I want to be a policeman and give out flowers to old people,” Oliver said. “Policeman help people and get bad guys.”

He then received a mini electric police motorcycle over the summer — that goes 5 mph — and things got serious.

“The Leawood police department had an open house and he took his bike there and got to talk to the officers and bring them cookies. Then he got a letter from them on official stationary,” Brandi Davis, his mother, told the Shawnee Mission Post.

From there, Oliver’s police work really began. Along with bringing cookies to his favorite officers, he has also started to charm the senior citizens of a few local nursing homes.

“Officer” Oliver uses his own allowance to buy bouquets of flowers to deliver to the elderly.


“I just want to make somebody smile,” he says in a video recorded by his mother while sitting astride his motorcycle.

And smile they do as the little officer makes his rounds and issues “citations.”

He hands a rose to each elderly person along with a little citation card that reads, “You have received a ticket for being too cute!”

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The smiles and hugs he receives in return show that these seniors really appreciate the love and attention the five-year-old has to give.

“He said it makes him real happy to pass out the flowers,” Davis told the Kansas City Star. “I think he loves showing off his bike. He loves doing tricks for them.”

This little boy’s simple act of kindness has melted our hearts. Keep up the good work Oliver!

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
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