Good parenting can over-come hardships
…and help those starting with little
to break-through to a better life.
This is a story of the Memphis Police
and a kid that the world should meet…
11yr. old Tontrevion Campbell
Tontrevion is an 11 year old boy, out of Memphis, that does what kids like to do…he plays video games.
Not only that, he is learning morals by attending church with his Mother.
But, bad people will be bad or as I call ’em, “P.O.S” humans.
While at church, Tontrevion’s house was broken into…and, as you can guess,
his X-Box was stolen.
(X-Box is a video game system – for the older-older audience)
While Police officers were filing the report, they learned of the stolen X-Box.
They also learned that the X-Box was a hand-me-down and that they could not afford to buy a new one…or in Tontrevion’s words,
“No, my mom doesn’t have that kind of money,
and all the money she makes goes to pay the bills”.
Take a minute and be thankful if your parents had the money to buy you a new video game system…because, not every kid has that luxury.
Tontrevion’s concern for his mother impressed Graves and his fellow officers,
so they decided to help the boy.
In between work calls,
they stopped by a local Game Stop
and bought a brand new Xbox, along with three games.
The store’s management donated an additional system controller
after hearing why the officers were making the purchase.
The Police returned with the X-Box (the new expensive version)
and asked if they had recovered the correct video game system.
Tontrevion, learning morals from his strong Mother,
he replied, “No, sir, mine was older”.
Then the officers handed the kid his new X-Box.
“Just to be able to alleviate some of his stress,
just of that day,
and actually help that family in this time, like Christmas,
it really was an over-whelming feeling”.