Feel Good Friday | Mystery Cop

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With so much backlash against the boys in blue lately (Not that it isn’t warranted at times.) it’s refreshing to get a feel good story involving one for a change.

So, I’m dedicating this Friday’s post to an unnamed, unlocated NY cop, who helped give a 58-year-old ex-con the lucky break he needed. Bronx res James Roberts was en route to a job interview at LaGuardia Airport when he got off the wrong stop on the bus. Can’t count on two hands how many times I’ve done this. Just sayin.

After getting a heads-up from his staffing agency that his interview was really in Fresh Meadows, a few miles away from the airport, the hero with a badge offered to drop him.

After getting him there on time, he disappeared. Not waiting around to learn James got the job at a car rental company (Granted he was likely on duty.) Thus, ending his 10 year unemployment gap since being released from prison.

“I’m stunned, there isnt a cop doing anything nice for James Roberts, I got chased for 11 years when I was doing bad,” Roberts told ABC 7 News.

Now that he’s doing good he wants to thank those responsible. Like…whatever the cop’s name is.

“I say Andrews is his last name, for sure his tag has an A and D in it, I seen those initials, and that’s what I remember,”  James tells ABC 7.

Let’s hope the good cop remembers too because it’ll be worth his while.

“I love this guy wherever he’s at, I love this guy,  and I have to see him, I have too.”

The search is on.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Target Employees Help NC Teen Land Job

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All it took was one click on a camera phone to capture the human spirit. For those still convinced this world is nothing but dog-eat-dog, should glance at the image above.

A 15-year-old North Carolina teen stopped in a nearby Target, just hoping to get a tie for an upcoming job interview.

Yasir Moore got a lot more than he bargained for.

He asked a Target employee if the store had clip-on neckties because he didn’t know how to tie a regular tie.

They couldn’t find any clip-ons, so the Target employee grabbed a co-worker who could teach him. After Yasir bought the tie, they practiced. But not just the windsor knot, he was prepped for his interview.

Target customers could overhear tips like “make sure you look him in the eye” and “give a firm handshake.”

Shopper Audrey Mark took the picture that went viral.

“It was a very quiet, simple moment, but it was very profound-honesty, kindness from strangers-in a Super Target,” Mark told WTVD.”He leaves and all these Target employees are screaming ‘Bye! Good luck! Tell us how it went.”

Thankfully, very well. Yasir got the Chick-Fil-A job this week, reports WTVD.

And he went back to Target to thank his supporters that have now become family.

“They’re like family to me now, because they helped so much,” Yasir tells WTVD.

“They didn’t just change my life, they’re going to help me change other people’s lives.” He adds.

What goes around, comes around. Speaking of karma, did you hear a single-mom from North Carolina (what is in the water there?!) won big playing the Powerball? Very well deserved.

Happy Valentine’s Day, loves XOXO