The rest of Washington might have been in an uproar, but former FBI Director James Comey’s 9-year-old neighbor brought him a sweet treat after he was fired by President Donald Trump.
According to WUSA-TV, little Abby Grace lives next door to Comey in a McLean, Virginia, neighborhood. After news broke that Comey was terminated from his position, Abby watched reporters line up outside the former FBI head’s home and decided to bring cookies over to Comey’s house to cheer him up.
Abby’s mother texted Abby’s friend’s mother, who just happens to work at NPR, to share what her daughter did for Comey.
In the text, Abby’s mom said explained her daughter’s decision to make cookies for Comey.
“FBI Director Comey lives in our neighborhood, and, as you would imagine – there were a lot of reporters at the foot of his driveway today,” she wrote.
“Abby thought that was quite inhospitable. Well – either a 9 year old in a parochial school uniform dress doesn’t look very threatening- or the smell of the choc chip cookies was so good that the security detail could smell them from the other side of the gate …. in either case, Abby Grace just hand delivered a dozen cookies fresh from the oven,” the mother continued.
“She walked up, shook the hand of the 6’10” agent, introduced herself, and, hopefully made Director Comey’s day a little bit better!”
Abby’s mom said she used the opportunity to teach her daughter about the importance of kindness.
“We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how kindness and empathy are the most important ways for us to engage [with] people regardless of if we agree with or understand their positions,” she told her friend.
“In [Director] Comey’s case, Abby said ‘I wanted him to know we respect him for his career of service.’”
News outlets across the country have shared Abby’s story. Food and Wine commended Abby’s show of kindness, calling it “the adorable diversion our country needs.”
Sometimes, America just needs a 9-year-old girl to remind us that there are times we can put aside our differences, harsh words and criticisms to just be human and share a little bit of kindness. (Of course, some people already understand that.)
Now, back to the regularly scheduled outrage …
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