11 year old Tontrevion Campbell went to church with his mother on Sunday and while they were there, burglars broke into their house and stole several items, which included the 11 year old’s Xbox. That really sucks, but even worse, the burglars also stole every single game that the kid had with the console. This, during the Christmas season.
I’m sure the kid was heartbroken, but officers of the Memphis Police Department proved that they have a heart by buying the kid a new Xbox. I guess it must be the holiday spirit. Or maybe they are just stand up guys. Maybe both.
The officers learned that this console was handed down to Campbell from someone else, but it meant the world to him. Tontrevion told the officers that he wouldn’t be asking Santa for a new one because “My mom works long hours and several jobs…she uses that money to just pay the bills.”
That’s enough to make you cry. Officers Jerry Graves, Antonio Martin, Antwan Cooper and Justin Bourland were so moved by the situation that they pooled some money together and bought a new Xbox and three games for Tontrevion. They just went back to his house and showed him the new Xbox as a surprise, asking whether it belonged to him. He replied: “No sir, mine was older.”
Tontrevion was then presented with his new Xbox. These cops did a great thing here. They should be held up as an example of how we should all treat each other.
“Just to be able to alleviate some of their stress, just for that day and actually help the family in this time like Christmas, it really was an overwhelming feeling,” said Officer Antonio Martin.