After Seeing Kids Playing Basketball With Milk Crate, Officers Go Above And Beyond To Surprise Them With Real Hoop

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, and when you’re a kid with limitless imagination, many things are possible. That was certainly true of a group of kids in one Chicago neighborhood whose love for basketball was great enough that they found what they could to set up a basketball court: a small cement slab and an old milk crate.

It was enough for a time, even if it wasn’t regulation. But that all changed after some Chicago Department officers spotted the kids.

The story that resulted was heartwarming enough that Chicago Superintendent David O. Brown had to tweet the story. “Officers from @ChicagoCAPS06 noticed a group of children in the neighborhood playing basketball using a milk crate as their hoop,” Brown wrote. “The officers saw an opportunity to help the kids with their game, so they got together to buy them a new hoop and basketballs.” Officers from @ChicagoCAPS06 noticed a group of children in the neighborhood playing basketball using a milk crate as their hoop.

The officers saw an opportunity to help the kids with their game, so they got together to buy them a new hoop and basketballs.

Two officers lugged the boxed gift to the porch where another officer stood as a woman covered a young man’s eyes, removing her hands to reveal the surprise. The boy, upon seeing the brand-new basketball hoop immediately yell “thank you!” and started bouncing up and down with excitement .These Chicago officers surprised the kids with their new hoop and took time out to assemble it for them. “Is that a little bit better?” one of the officers asked. “Yeah!” the boy said, giving the cop an enthusiastic high-five.

“These Chicago officers surprised the kids with their new hoop and took time out to assemble it for them,” the superintendent continued in his Twitter thread. They even stuck around to play a quick game of basketball with their new friends! Not only did this make the kids happy, but it made my day too. “They even stuck around to play a quick game of basketball with their new friends! Not only did this make the kids happy, but it made my day too.” The kids looked happy to have their new setup and no doubt it will give them hours of entertainment. The officers didn’t look like they minded the change of pace, either — a true win/win situation.

This is how people reacted to this post:

Joy SayersThere is actually more of that than is shown on lame stream media.

Media is biased as we all know so it’s becoming more of a dig to find the good. That’s why we need to get out again and Be the good

Marylou Ruch Great job officers. Thanking all who are in law enforcement for keeping our country safe.

Sherra Fuller Rankin Very special officers for helping these children. Thank each of you for your service and God Bless each of you and keep you safe.

Mary LarueThank you Officers for making a difference in the lives of these children. Beyond the call of duty.

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