One Man’s Small Act Of Kindness For NYC Cops Is Going Viral

‘I wish I could have brought a little more’


When you’re working overtime, an extra cup of coffee is always welcome. That’s when Jermaine, an employee at a local New York City Starbucks became an instant friend to the police officers who were working the site of this weekend’s bombing in Chelsea.

In a video that has quickly gone viral, the barista walks up to the police line and offers the cops several bags containing coffee and pastries. Ever humble, he says in the video, “I wish I could have brought a little more. But there is cups and sugar in there and some pastries y’all can share.”

After handing over the treats, he turns to walk away before the officers call him back over for some heartfelt thanks and handshakes. “Thank you very much, thank you so much man,' one officer says before asking his name.

At least 29 people were injured in the bombing, which set off national security concerns around the country. Police have reportedly taken a suspect into custody but tensions still remain high over potential follow-up or copycat attacks.

But in the face of such sadness and anxiety, and to say nothing of increased tensions between the black community and police, it’s great to see one person going out of their way to make a difference.

And as CNN reports, that wasn’t the only act of kindness caught on camera. Locals brought out boxes of pizza and even offered up their homes to police officers who had been working insanely long shifts.


Some beauty pageants, like the Miss America competition, have done away with the swimsuit portions of the competitions, thus dipping their toes in the 21st century. Other aspects of beauty pageants remain stuck in the 1950s, and we're not even talking about the whole "judging women mostly on their looks" thing. One beauty pageant winner was disqualified for being a mom, as if you can't be beautiful after you've had a kid. Now she's trying to get the Miss World competition to update their rules.

Veronika Didusenko won the Miss Ukraine pageant in 2018. After four days, she was disqualified because pageant officials found out she was a mom to 5-year-old son Alex, and had been married. Didusenko said she had been aware of Miss World's rule barring mother from competing, but was encouraged to compete anyways by pageant organizers.

Keep Reading Show less

One mystery in our universe is a step closer to being solved. NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched last year to help scientists understand the sun. Now, it has returned its first findings. Four papers were published in the journal Nature detailing the findings of Parker's first two flybys. It's one small step for a solar probe, one giant leap for mankind.

It is astounding that we've advanced to the point where we've managed to build a probe capable of flying within 15 million miles from the surface of the sun, but here we are. Parker can withstand temperatures of up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and travels at 430,000 miles per hour. It's the fastest human-made vehicle, and no other human-made object has been so close to the sun.

Keep Reading Show less
via Sportstreambest / Flickr

Since the mid '90s the phrase "God Forgives, Brothers Don't" has been part of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's football team's lexicon.

Over the past few years, the team has taken the field flying a black skull-and-crossbones flag with an acronym for the phrase, "GFBD" on the skull's upper lip. Supporters of the team also use it on social media as #GFBD.

Keep Reading Show less