A woman wrote a touching thank you note and left it on a Denver Police cruiser. Now, it's going viral and inspiring people across the country.
On one side, the letter read: "Dear Officer, I'm from San Jose, CA, and we lost an asset to an amazing team last week. Thank you for risking your life every day for my safety. You are important and I am super thankful for you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. God Bless, Lauren." The other side simply said: "Thank you!!"
The woman who wrote the letter, Lauren Talbert, and the officer who received it, Lt. Dik Kushdilian, appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" to share their heartwarming story.
Talbert, who grew up in San Jose and now lives in Denver, revealed that she was inspired to write the note after she learned that San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson had just been shot and killed in the line of duty.
"Sometimes you just get a tug on your heart, and it was just one of those moments where I just felt like this was something I needed to do," Talbert explained. "I just needed to let them know that they were appreciated and that I was grateful."
Kushdilian said he was surprised that the letter contained words of thanks and encouragement, not vitriol.
"It was very sweet and thoughtful," Kushdilian said. "It was a really great gesture."
He said that he tucked the note in his vest and drove away with a smile on his face.
Talbert explained that the thank you note going viral has been a big surprise. She said that she's happy, not for the personal attention, but for the opportunity to encourage people to use their voices to thank police officers or to simply commit little acts of kindness in everyday life.
Watch the touching "Fox and Friends Weekend" video above.
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