Published November 26, 2013
MELBOURNE, Fla. – When a police officer spotted a first grader with shoes that were "flapping in the breeze" during a visit to a Melbourne elementary school, he sprang into action.
Florida Today reports the officer asked the girl her shoe size, then returned a short time later with two brand new pairs of shoes -- one fuchsia and the other bright orange -- along with matching socks.
But he slipped away last week before anyone got his name.
Croton Elementary School bookkeeper Renee Carr says the gesture made the little girl's day. Carr says the girl was "just in heaven" and proudly showed off her new shoes.
Carr says the little girl put on the shoes and said, "these are beautiful."