Lonely 93-Year-Old’s Home Gets Burglarized, Then Cop Shows Up And Sits Down At The Piano

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We can all feel lonely sometimes. Older people might experience this more than most of us. They need to be looked in on and checked up on; we need to take the time to let them know we care and are here if they need us.

One poor older gentleman from England suffered a home burglary. As part of their service, two Nottinghamshire community support officers paid the 93-year-old’s Mansfield home a visit. The department has made calling in on vulnerable members of the community part of its regular practice.

Officer Craig Bull went above the call of duty during this visit. He later shared his thoughts and more details about his time with this intriguing older gentleman. Social media embraced the man and officer’s kind gesture.

“Following a theft revisit today for a ninety-three-year-old gentleman, it truly made me feel good about myself and the job I do. He felt wanted and reassured. He was pleased that we had checked in on him to see that he was ok.”

It’s clear this older gentleman has few visitors to welcome into his home. How lovely it was for the officers to check on him. from all he shared with Officer Bull, you can tell he’s very lonely.

“He shared stories about him ‘getting his wings’, being a pilot, the war and sadly the loss of his beloved wife on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I noticed he had a piano with music open – one of his favorite Chopin pieces he said, a nocturne. I told him it was my late grandma’s favorite too!”

In good times and bad, difficult and easy moments and during lonely and busy hours, music can bridge any difference, uniting people with that one commonality. I think Bull recognized that maybe to help lessen the man’s sadness, he could play and make him smile if just for a few moments.

Playing the piano

Following a theft revisit today for a ninety three year old gentleman, it truly made me feel good about myself and the job I do. He felt wanted and reassured. He was really pleased that we had checked in on him to see that he was ok. He shared stories about him 'getting his wings', being a pilot, the war and sadly the loss of his beloved wife on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I noticed he had a piano with music open – one of his favourite Chopin pieces he said, a nocturne. I told him it was my late grandma's favourite too! I said I could play, so he invited me to play for him, which I did. It made his day, as you can see in the video you can see how much he appreciated it. Job satisfaction.

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“I said I could play, so he invited me to play for him, which I did. It made his day, as you can see in the video you can see how much he appreciated it. Job satisfaction.”
The officer’s gesture made the man’s day. He loved the music. His happiness is evident in the clip. The gentleman wasn’t the only one pleased with the visit. Officer Bull obviously loves his job; he enjoyed meeting the people he’s responsible for looking after. He was kind enough to take time to sit and listen to the man. He saw someone who needed a friend. And he was eager to lend an ear.




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