What began as a welfare check at a Venice, CA, apartment building ended with an act of kindness one World War II veteran said on Monday he will never forget, reports KTLA.
Los Angeles Police Department Officers Natali Nunez and Abel Torres responded, and found that 94-year-old Herman Perry was well, but hard of hearing and unaware of his neighbors' concerns that had brought them there.
"He told us that not too many people stop by anymore," Torres said.
Moved by the encounter, the officers drove by a Christmas tree lot around 1 a.m., after leaving the residence, and the lot owner donated a tree, lights, and candy. They brought them to a smiling Perry, and then followed that up days later with presents donated by fellow officers.
"It could be anyone's grandpa," Nunez said of Perry. "We just felt like he needed some holiday cheer."