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Cop Buys Diapers and Shoes For Homeless Mother Caught Shoplifting for Her Six Kids

The cop did not only prevent the homeless mom from being imprisoned, he helped her get out of her desperate situation.

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Just when we’re about to lose our faith in cops and the justice system, officer Mark Engravalle of the Roeland Park Police Department showed the world that there are still good police officers out there.

This story proves that even the simplest act of kindness and compassion can help change a person or a family’s life forever.

Officer Engravalle responded to a shoplifting complaint at a Walmart store in Roeland Park, Kansas earlier this month. When he arrived at the scene, he found that the suspect was a woman named Sarah Robinson, who was with three of her six children at that time.

Officer Mark Engravalle of the Roeland Park Police Department

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He asked about Sarah’s background upon seeing the anxious and distressed children.

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Sarah broke into tears when she told him why she had to steal from the store.

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Apparently, she and her six children, 15-year-old Emily, 13-year-old Sophia, 12-year-old Angelina, 4-year-old Miley and twins Becky and Bella, were living in a car and have been struggling to make ends meet since the untimely death of her husband four years ago. But then, their car recently got stolen along with the rest of their belongings. The Robinsons had nowhere else to go and they just occasionally rent a one-bedroom room in a stranger’s home.

The sight of the crying, barefooted children touched officer Engravalle’s heart. He combed through the items Sarah shoplifted and saw that she took at least $300 worth of diapers, baby wipes, shoes, some clothes, and other necessities for her children.

But instead of arresting the unfortunate woman, officer Engravalle just gave Sarah a citation for misdemeanor theft and released her. Just when Sarah thought she had just been lucky that day, the kind cop went back to the store.

He paid for everything Sarah took using his own money without even thinking twice.

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Officer Mark Engravalle has two kids of his own. After knowing what Sarah has been going through, he knew that arresting her wouldn’t be the right thing to do. There’s also the probability that she would lose all her children to child services if he puts her in jail.

“Walmart might see her as a criminal, but I just saw her as a mom going through a really difficult time,” Engravalle said.

Since the incident, the community has shown support to the Robinson family.

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Kind people have been coming over at the police station to give donations and ask how else they could help Sarah and her kids. One radio station alone donated $6,000 for them. The police department also helped Sarah open an account at a local bank and they have been accepting donations for the family.

Officer Engravalle’s act of kindness sure did open a door of hope for the Robinsons.

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Sarah is looking for an office job to support her children and the donations they received will help them get back on their feet again. Thanks to the compassionate cop who, not only helped them that day but also allowed Sarah and her kids to have a second chance at life.

“There isn’t enough words in the world to thank him enough,” Robinson said. “Me and my girls are indebted to him forever.”

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Filipina Opt To Live a Simple Life in this Incredible 140-Square-Foot Tiny House

When you live in a tiny house, you gain flexibility yet still be grounded. Touching story of a woman, who is highly contended with her cozy house.

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All of us have our dream houses. Usually, when people are asked about the house they want to live in forever, many would say they would like it big, luxurious and filled with all types of amenities such as a swimming pool, a home theater or a grand staircase.

But as they say, to each his own. Not every one link success to a big house. In fact, some are well satisfied with a sturdy, clean and functional home, as long as they are with their loved ones or are close to nature. Such is the case of the woman below.

Vina Lustado grew up in the Philippines together with her 8 siblings. She was raised in a family whose lifestyle is very modest. Even when she came to the US, she still opt to continue living the simple life. So for her house, she decided to build a quaint, movable house that measures about 140 square feet. Her kitchen, living room, home office space and comfy loft are enough to make her feel contented. When someone suggested for her to join "Houzz," she did and the responses just kept on pouring. Aside from the presentation of her house, the video below is touching and humbling as Vina made us realize that a simple life is a good life.

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“Uganda’s Ugliest Man” Found His True Love… Truly, Beauty is Only Skin Deep!

He and the wife now has eight kids…and counting!

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Godfrey's unusual appearance is caused by a rare and unknown medical condition. Now others would have been devastated by this situation, but Godfrey has proven time and time again that he's a fighter in life.

This former cobbler even used his looks to win the title of Uganda's Ugliest Man competition in 2002; he joined the contest because his family needed the money.

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He Could’ve Wished Anything For Himself, But This Boy Did Something Much, Much Better!

He was contacted by Make-A-Wish Foundation but instead of asking something for himself, he surprisingly wished for others kids’ happiness!

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All of us would love to be given the opportunity to make a wish. It is such a delight to know that in a once-in-a-lifetime chance, someone or some organization is willing to provide that one wish we've been holding dear to our hearts for so long. That is why, we think no one would ever dare waste that gift and for sure, everyone will wish for something that can satisfy his or her own self-pleasure.

Asking kids for their wishes is a largely predictable scenario. We get answers like Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels or the latest video games. They are like that as they only know pleasure and are not yet exposed to the harsh realities of life to ever think about serious wishes, but not Dominic Kerr.

Dominic is a four-year-old boy, who was diagnosed with leukemia. He was contacted by the Make-A-Wish-Foundation to grant one wish. Instead of asking for new toys and other things kids fancy, Dominic surprisingly wished for something else and in this touching report, we are moved to find out what he asked for his wish...

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