Acts of Kindness
Man with diabetes has groceries stolen so a kind officer reaches for her own wallet
The senior couldn't afford to replace his stolen groceries and medication - but that's when a cop with a really big heart stepped in.
Caryl Jane Espiritu
12.21.22

It is quite comforting that in a world with so much negativity, there are people who shine like a ray of light just by being kind.

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It may be hard to admit, but people can also do bad things to others.

It may be because they are in need, or worse, they simply don’t care.

What’s even more saddening is when people have the opportunity to be kind, but they choose to ignore it and would rather be quiet than answer the call to do a good deed.

On the other hand, there are also people who would stop at nothing to be there for others in need.

Either by profession or simply by doing a little act of kindness, they always find a way to be of help and to be someone that chooses to do good.

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One of these incredible people is Officer Kirsten Koryciak of the Houston Police Department.

This woman’s profession is by itself made to serve the public, and she is taking it up a notch by being extra kind and caring to other people, especially those in need.

There was one instance where she went out of her way to lend a hand to an older man who badly needed help at the time.

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YouTube - KPRC 2 Click2Houston

It was during her shift in her extra security job at Walmart that she met a senior who came to the store and told her that his groceries were stolen.

Apparently, the man had a diabetic episode and he passed out in the store’s parking lot.

The man received medical treatment but while the paramedics were working on him, the groceries and medication he bought got stolen.

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YouTube - KPRC 2 Click2Houston

The man was on a fixed income and although he bought grocery items for $25, he looked like he could not afford to buy those again, especially since the grocery bag included medication for his diabetes.

Officer Koryciak saw that he was in bad shape and she knew those medications were important for a diabetic patient.

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Her own father suffers from diabetes, and this illness is something familiar to her.

She knew that getting the medication on time is the highest priority, or else he might have another episode that could be very dangerous for a man his age.

Without a second thought, Officer Koryciak did the right thing.

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She took out her wallet and bought all the items the senior purchased from the store – including healthy foods like oatmeal and vegetables – and also his medication.

She gave the items to the man and paid for them with her own money. He was very grateful for her kind act.

“I would do it again in a heartbeat,” Officer Koryciak shared with reporters.

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YouTube - KPRC 2 Click2Houston

The cop also shared how people should act more when seeing people in need of help, instead of just standing by and taking videos of the situation where they could have made a difference.

“I think that’s wrong,” she said. “You have to treat people like they were your own family.”

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After being an officer for more than a year, this cop has seen her share of people in need. We definitely need more officers like her.

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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