A Toronto cop has caught the attention of talk show host Katie Couric and elicited some teary-eyed responses with a Twitter post.
On the first day of school on Tuesday, Staff Sgt. Chris Boddy tweeted, “Dear Students, if you see a kid eating alone in the cafe, say hello and join him/her. #thatisnice”
That message was retweeted by Katie Couric to her 898,917 followers the same day and has since gotten more than 1,500 retweets, Boddy said.
“It was a timely message that a lot of people could relate to,” he told CityNews, adding he received many messages that said his message made them teary-eyed.
Boddy told CityNews he first noticed Couric’s handle appearing on his Twitter feed on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Boddy tweeted to his 9,255 followers, “Thanks SO much everyone for the 1500+ [retweets] of yesterday’s ‘#thatisnice’ back to school tweet!”
Dear Students: If you see a kid eating alone in the cafe, say hello and join him/her. #thatisnice
— Chris Boddy (@TPSChrisBoddy) September 3, 2013
Thanks SO much everyone for the 1500+ RTs of yesterday’s “#thatisnice” back to school tweet! 🙂
— Chris Boddy (@TPSChrisBoddy) September 4, 2013