Try not to cry! This story is a tear-jerker. A family looking to adopt was blessed when the local fire department showed up at their front door with a special delivery.
A couple from Maryland, Michael and Karen Faherty, had been going through the adoption process for almost a year when they were told one final home inspection was required to complete the process. The couple thought they were going to be participating in the final home inspection on February 16, but the Anne Arundel County Fire Department along with the help of the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company had other plans. The two received a surprise of a lifetime when over 30 firefighters knocked on their door, with firetrucks honking their horn in the background.
Michael Faherty, a member of Anne Arundel County Fire Department, was shocked to see his team walk up the stairs holding their new son. He and his wife were in disbelief when they found out what the two fire departments and the adoption agency orchestrated.
Karen Faherty said, “It’s the best feeling in the world. It was such a gift that the birth parents gave to us that we dreamt about this time for so long and without them, this dream would never come true,” according to ABC 11.
But, that wasn’t the only surprise that day. Squad members of both departments came together to buy the family all the supplies they would need for a newborn. Packed in the back of an ambulance was diapers, wipes, a crib, etc. Michael’s co-workers also volunteered to take over his shifts for the next few weeks so he could spend time with his son, according to the fire department’s Facebook page.
This is a much watch video, grab the tissues!
Congratulations Michael Faherty on your baby boy! Major shoutout to Class 57, Together as one!
Posted by Nick Dooley on Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Father Handcuffed, Arrested for Playing Tee Ball with Wife and Daughter in Public Park
So much for the land of the free.
Matt Mooney, a 33-year-old father and resident of Brighton, Colo., was accosted by police in a public park and restrained with handcuffs for playing tee ball with his wife and 6-year-old daughter on Sunday afternoon.
Mooney told his story to the FOX31 Problem Solvers and believes he is entitled to an apology because of the cruel mistreatment he received from these uniformed thugs on a coronavirus-enabled power trip.
He described the shocking and traumatizing ordeal that his young daughter was forced to go through because of the government overreach.
“She’s like, ‘Daddy, I don’t want you to get arrested.’ At this point I’m thinking, ‘There’s no way they’re going to arrest me, this is insane.’ I’m telling her, ‘Don’t worry, Daddy’s not going to get arrested. I’ve done nothing wrong. Don’t worry about it,’ and then they arrest me,” Mooney told FOX31.
Mooney refused to provide identification to law enforcement because he believed he was in compliance with the law. Former Brighton City Councilman Kirby Wallin recorded much of the incident on his cell phone camera.
“He’s being taken by the Brighton police for playing softball with his daughter in an empty park,” Wallin said.
Wallin does not believe that what law enforcement did to Mooney in front of his family was appropriate.
“I find it hard to believe with all the things going on in our communities, the only way to resolve a situation like this was to handcuff a father in front of his daughter,” he told FOX31.
Mooney noted that he and his family were in full compliance with the sign that was posted at Donelson Park, which said “Closed” but specified in small print that “in groups of no more than 4 persons, parks remain open for walking, hiking, biking, running and similar activities.” He is accusing the cops of violating the social distance orders by hassling him and humiliating him in front of his daughter.
“During the contact, none of the officers had masks on, none of them had gloves on, and they’re in my face handcuffing me, they’re touching me,” he said.
“If we’re going to go ahead and start arresting people for no reason in front of their 6-year-old daughter, you’re just going to cause more problems later on,” Mooney added.
The Brighton police have not taken responsibility for their heinous actions at the present time. They did release a vague statement on their Facebook page Sunday night though, which may or may not be referencing the incident.
“The Brighton Police Department is conducting an investigation into a situation that occurred late this afternoon at Donelson Park. This is an active investigation and so we are unable to provide additional information until the investigation is complete,” they wrote.
The Brighton police thus far have not returned media requests for comment. This is just the latest in a countless number of infringements with coronavirus hysteria used as the catalyst to sever core freedoms.
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