An elderly man living alone in Assam received a pleasant surprise on his birthday when a group of police personnel turned up to greet him, and the gesture is receiving a lot of praise on social media.
The man, who was identified as KP Agarwal, was living alone because his family members weren’t around due to the lockdown.
So on his 78th birthday, police personnel turned up at his home to greet him and present him with a birthday cake and sweets. The police personnel sang for the man and then put a party hat on him to cheer him up.
Watch the video here:
A beautiful and moving surprise!
May today & all of your days be amazing.
— Assam Police (@assampolice) May 4, 2020
According to local reports, Agarwal’s family members, including his wife and children were in Bangalore and unable to travel to Assam due to the nationwide lockdown. However, after personnel at the Nagaon police station were informed, they showed up at his residence.
The team also held posters which said “I am Your Son” and “I am Your Daughter”.
On social media, people lauded the police for going out of their way during these trying times to make the elderly man’s day special.
Sweet gesture from our Real life heroes 🙌❤️ https://t.co/DgfS0uMA8z
— Lovlina Borgohain (@LovlinaBorgohai) May 4, 2020
Indebt to the entire team of Assam Police…made him reach to her daughter sitting away so far. So happy to see him. He said…this is his best birthday and first time someone celebrated like this. Nothing can bring more joy than this 🙏🙏🙏
— Kavita Jain (@millimjain) May 4, 2020
Such a nice gesture within busy schedule.. Awesome guys
— Arnab (@Arnabbhagwati) May 4, 2020
Thanks a lot for your kind Co-operation to senior citizen with celebrate HAPPY BIRTHDAY .
Great work by nagaon police
Thats our police dep.they are real hero who 24×7 worked for us care for us protect us.Thank u Nagaon Police and Happy Birthday Shri KP Agarwal..
— Dipankar (@Dipankarpp) May 5, 2020
— Rohit Choudhury (@Rohitskaziranga) May 4, 2020
@nagaonpolice Thank you for this nice gesture. Hope this bond of love between @assampolice and people of assam will continues and will more stronger in the days to come… Salute to you all 🙏 pic.twitter.com/9kQmto38nl
— Rajib Bhattacharjee (@GhyRjb) May 4, 2020
Great gesture really happy to see the facelift of our Assam Police I can imagine how happy that old man would be with this touching gesture you guys are really incredible keep the spirit high our corona warriors 🙌
— Manoj (@Nixachar) May 4, 2020
What a surprise by the corona warriors .Thanks for all your efforts by wishing him.
— Rohit Jain (@rohit_tezpur) May 4, 2020
Earlier in April, in Haryana, Panchkula Police did the same for an elderly man and surprised him on his birthday. In Delhi too, police personnel won hearts after arranging a birthday party for a girl.
— Commissionerate of Panchkula (@CP_PANCHKULA) April 28, 2020
Police personnel around the world have been going the extra mile to ensure people stay in positive spirits during lockdowns. There have been car parades, and in one case they even performed songs for people stuck in their homes.