Thu, Jun 21, 2012 - Page 5 News List

Little boy touches policeman’s heart

By Wang Jung-hsiang  /  Staff reporter

Police officer Chen Kun-hsiang of Greater Kaohsiung’s Fongshan Precinct holds the card given to him by Wang Yu-hsien on Thursday last week.

Photo: Wang Jung-hsiang, Taipei Times

A little boy attending kindergarten melted the heart of a long-serving police officer when he made him a card to thank him for keeping roads in his neighborhood safe.

“Dear police officer, thank you for your hard work directing traffic for us,” the boy, Wang Yu-hsien (王宥憲), wrote in Mandarin phonetic symbols (commonly known as Bopomofo) in the handmade thank-you card he dedicated to the police officer.

Chen Kun-hsiang (陳坤祥), a police officer at Wujia police station in the Greater Kaohsiung Police Department’s Fongshan Precinct (鳳山), was the recipient of the card.

The card’s cover shows an infant wearing a diaper and a police cap.

“I was directing traffic at the intersection of Nanhua Road and Linhai Road one morning during the rush hour when Wang, brought there by his mother, delivered his handmade card to me,” Chen said.

Chen added that he has been in charge of the intersection for about two months and that he already recognizes all the faces passing there each morning, including the little boy who gave him the card.

“He is a kindergarten student whose mother drives him to school every day,” he said.

The police officer said Wang and his mother drove past the intersection as usual on Thursday last week, but stopped at the corner and kept gazing at him for some time.

“I approached them after the traffic flow started slowing down. It was then that the little boy gave me the card and thanked me in a bashful manner, before leaving with his mother,” Chen said.

As the thank-you card was beautifully made, it has since been widely circulated at Wujia police station, causing envy among other long-serving police officers.

Having served as a police officer for more than two decades, Chen said he had never received anything as special as the handmade card, which he said filled his heart with warmth.

Translated by Stacy Hsu, Staff Writer

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