A policewoman made a little Abbots Langley girl’s day by replacing an Easter egg she had lost, showing us all what a small act of kindness can do at a time of worry.
The Three Rivers policewoman was out speaking to Abbots Langley residents earlier in the month when Molly Murphy, four, came out to tell her about a lost egg that she couldn’t find during her Easter Egg Hunt, which she thought may have been stolen.
The policewoman promised she would file a police report and “look into it”. In a heart-warming twist, the police officer later left an envelope on the girl’s doorstep addressed to “The girl with the missing egg”.
Inside were two mini Easter eggs and a note which read: “We managed to catch the Easter Bunny before he finished his rounds and told him you had lost an egg. He happened to have some left and wanted you to have one (he was very careful and wore gloves!) From Abbots Langley Police.”
Molly’s mum, Karen, said: “Molly was delighted – we couldn’t believe the policewoman had been that thoughtful.
“Molly couldn’t find one of the Easter eggs we’d hidden in the hunt earlier on and just assumed it was stolen, when it was obviously just somewhere in our garden bushes and we couldn’t find it. Her dad jokingly told her we could talk to a police officer later if we saw one when we went out or something, but later on the policewoman happened to be on our road.
“Me and my husband were chatting to her, then Molly came out and reported the ‘stolen egg’. We never thought she’d get any kind of response.”
Karen, whose family moved to Abbots Langley from London around a year ago, said the kindness showed by the policewoman summed up the community’s spirit.
She added: “It’s such a lovely community – even before lockdown started, there was a real sense of togetherness as soon as we moved here.”