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Teen To Cops: 'Thanks For Keeping Us Safe' (Photo)

| by Brendan Kelly
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A photo of a note written on a napkin and handed to two police officers by a teenage girl is going viral.

Two Kansas City, Kansas, police officers, Capt. Rance Quinn and Capt. George Sims, were eating lunch at a Chili’s on March 24 when a teen girl walked by their table and casually dropped a note written on a napkin on their table and kept walking by, according to a Kansas City Kansas Police Department Facebook post.

On the note was a simple message: "Thanks for keeping us safe."

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After reading the note, the officers turned to thank the young woman, but were only able to give a thumbs up before she walked out the door.

"This young lady touched us in a way she might not have realized and before we could react to it the family walked out," the officers wrote in the March 25 Facebook post.

Aafter the teen left the note, another woman reportedly approached the two officers with her two young children. The woman’s 5-year-old son, who is deaf, said he always wanted to meet a police officer.

The positivity did not end there. When the officers asked their waitress for the check, they were informed that the table behind them had paid for their food. The waitress thanked them for their work.

Then, on their way out of the restaurant, another woman approached the officers and handed them each a gift card and thanked them for what they do. 

"She went on to say she always wanted to join but she is also deaf and could not," the officers wrote in the Facebook post. "As I looked at her I could see true emotion in her eyes and she appeared to be tearing up. We tried to refuse the cards but she was having none of it. She said she wanted to buy our dinner but the other table did and bought us the cards instead."

The officers have asked that Facebook users share their post describing their experience "in hopes that these gestures make it back to the people who did them so they will know just how appreciated and POWERFUL their actions were."

Their Facebook post has since gone viral, garnering over 3,300 likes and 1,500 shares as of April 4.

Sources: Liftbump, Kansas City Kansas Police Department/Facebook / Photo Credit: Kansas City Police Department via Liftbump, Anthony92131/Wikimedia Commons

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