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Published:November 14th, 2015 08:33 EST
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British Cops Drink Tea With Lonely Elderly Couple

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Police officers came to the aid of an elderly couple who dialed 999 because they were lonely - and made them both a cup of tea.

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The two Greater Manchester Police officers were sent to the home of Fred Thomson and his 95-year-old wife Doris in Middleton.

GMP Middleton tweeted: Just dealt with a 95 year old couple who called the Police as they were lonely.

What else could we do but make them a brew and have a chat."

BBC

The police officers, Stu Ockwell and Andy Richardson, are as asset to the community they serve and a shining example of what it means to be a peace officer.

Instead of slapping the elderly couple with a fine for misuse of the emergency system, the officers quickly ascertained that the elderly couple was in dire need of a spot of tea and a friendly chat.

We can`t expect police officers to visit all the lonely elderly people in the communities they serve, but a city is an extended family, and we should visit the elderly couples in our neighborhood to make sure they`re all right.

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