Police Officer Replaces Kid’s Stolen Pokemon Cards With His Own Collection
Cops have been getting a lot of hate over the past few years, but just because there are a few bad apples in the bunch doesn't mean they are all bad. Many of them are out there dedicated to making their communities a better and safer place.
In Cleveland, Ohio, a boy named Bryce was walking to a friend's house to play Pokemon when his whole collection of cards was snatched right out of his hands and stolen. How shitty is that? Bryce’s mom called the police and the police got them back from another kid in the neighborhood. Not all of the cards were there, though. Some of them were missing. That's when officer James Grotenrath stepped up to the plate and gave his own collection of Pokemon cards to Bryce, including a very rare card that was the crowning card of the collection. Bryce explained:
“There’s only about 10 of these in the world and I have one of them.”
Officer Grotenrath is only 26 years old, so of course he’s old enough to be a Pokemon geek. The officer said:
“I grew up with Pokémon. I loved Pokémon as a kid and I would be heartbroken too if my cards were taken from me.”
As for the rare card, Grotenrath says:
“It’s a priceless item, but it’s better to see someone else smile, and in my book, like my partner says, it’s just happy to see a citizen smile instead of always frowning upon us and looking the other way.”
It’s stuff like this that shows the humanity and selflessness of people. These are people who help make the world a better place and help inspire hope in the world.