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8-Year-Old Boy Asks Neighborhood Captain To Be His Godfather

An 8-year-old South Carolina child and the town’s captain have formed a particular bond and may now refer to each other as family. Kanesha Leach-Petelo and her husband and kid relocated to Goose Creek, South Carolina, approximately a year ago.

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She told WCBD that her husband frequently goes out of town on business trips, and she wanted her au-tistic son to be aware of local officers in event of an emergency.

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When her son, AJ Petelo, learned that his mother had planned for him to visit the law enforcement department, he was overjoyed. “We took him on a tour of the department, took his fingerprints, and showed him our facilities,” Goose Creek P*lice Department Captain Tom Hill told WCBD.

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“It was a lot of fun.” After the trip, AJ started out writing him letters, and the two became pen buddies, according to Hill. Hill received a lovely message from AJ in one of his most recent letters: “How are you doing Captain Hill?” I’d want to ask you if you’d like to be my godfather.

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A godfather is a parent who will step in if my father is unable, and I want you to be that godfather.” Hill expressed his gratitude by saying he was really moved. He told WCBD, “I think the family structure is really important to me.”

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“I told him that becoming his godfather would be an honour for me.

I saw him in a park gave him a letter, and gave him a token of my affection.”

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Hill stated that AJ’s request provided him with a ray of optimism. “It was quite beneficial to me.” “he stated, “We can reach out to these people one at a time you know.”

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