The Polk County Florida Sheriff’s office posted on their Facebook page seeking help with information about the theft of a child’s walker from a home in Bartow. According to the post, a thief had stolen a red and black posterior walker that belonged to seven-year-old Marcos.
The post got thousands of reactions and hundreds of comments, most of them expressing anger over the cruelty of stealing a disabled first-grader’s walker. Later the sheriff’s office posted a followup on the story.
As The Miami Herald reports although the thief hadn’t been caught, donations had been coming in and the sheriff’s office was able to purchase Marcos a brand new walker at a cost of around $260.
“Marcos said he’s thrilled he can move around, but not so thrilled that spring break is over and he has to go back to school. LOL,” the sheriff’s office writes in the followup. Responses to the good news flooded the sheriff's Facebook page. “Takes a new type of a low life person to do something like that to that sweet little boy,” one user writes. “When something like that happens just brings out the good in people.”