An elderly man who waited nearly 30 minutes to take a photo with Mounties at the Surrey Vaisakhi parade received a special copy of the picture from RCMP today.
Last week, Twitter user A. Thakar shared the photo of the man online, saying that he waited 20 minutes to take a photo with the Mounties. However, the senior didn’t have a camera and Thakar snapped the photo for him.
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“He just wanted the honour of standing alongside two @SurreyRCMP members. I’m sharing his picture as a reminder that simple photo opp can mean so much,” wrote Thakar, on Twitter.
This gentlemen waited nearly 20 minutes in line yesterday & when his turn came, he told me he didn’t have a camera. He just wanted the honour of standing alongside two @SurreyRCMP members. I’m sharing his picture as a reminder that a simple photo opp can mean so much. pic.twitter.com/WHk66T0f0V
— A. Takhar (@amdtakhar) April 21, 2019
Surrey RCMP retweeted the photo, saying they were looking to identify the man so they coukd send him a copy of the photo.
We would love to present this gentleman with a copy of this photo from the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade. If anyone knows who he is please contact our Diversity Unit at 604-507-5949 or [email protected] @OMNIpunjabi @RED931FM @ChannelPunjabi https://t.co/YZJjPjg33A
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) April 29, 2019
The man was identified and today, Surrey RCMP announced that Mr.Brar was gifted a copy of the photo he took with Mounties.
It was our honour to present Mr. Brar a copy of his photograph with our officers from the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade today. Thanks to all who made this moment a reality & demonstrated how social media can be a force of good. pic.twitter.com/2P4vWHx9c0
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) May 3, 2019
“Thanks to all who made this moment a reality & demonstrated how social media can be a force of good,” wrote Surrey RCMP on Twitter.