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Sometimes the smallest gestures mean the most, especially in times of tragedy; it’s why we bring food to those in mourning and offer up hugs instead of platitudes. For six police officers in Kentucky mourning the loss of their fallen fellow officer--state trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, who was shot and killed after a traffic stop turned into a chase--a random act of kindness came in the form of free ice cream.
After trooper Ponder’s funeral, which was attended by thousands, the six officers went to a local McDonald’s to eat together before they dispersed. It was there that 5-year-old Isabella from Elizabethtown used her allowance to buy all of the officers ice cream to comfort them and thank them for their service. Isabella’s mom snapped a photo of the heartwarming moment and, as WSB-TV reports, Isabella now wants to invite all of the officers to her birthday party in the spring.