If this story from Byram, Miss. doesn’t make you believe in Christmas miracles, we don’t know what will.
When five-year-old TyLon Pittman called 911 to report a crime, he did it without the permission of his parents, but with the honest and innocent intent of saving Christmas for his entire family.
“Our dispatcher posted a status on Facebook that she had received a call from a little boy … and he told her he thought the Grinch was going to be coming to steal his Christmas,” Byram Police Officer Lauren Develle said. “I asked her to send me his address.”
When the officer showed up at the door Saturday night, the Pittmans were surprised and didn’t know what to think. But when they opened the door and saw Officer Develle, they found out what happened. She informed him that the Grinch would not steal his Christmas and she wouldn’t let that happen. She then asked him what would he do if the Grinch came and tried to steal his Christmas.
“I want y’all to come back to my house and take him to jail,” TyLon said.
“You thought the Grinch was going to steal your Christmas, for real?” his mother TeResa Graves asked.
“He steals everybody’s Christmas,” he responded sadly.
To everyone’s surprise, Develle came back with the criminal in question for TyLon to see. In the back of her police car was the Grinch in his Santa suit. The Grinch shook his hand and saluted him on saving Christmas.
“Come here, Ty,” he said. “You have saved Christmas for the people of Byram. Your bravery is unmatched. You have saved the day.”
“Why are you stealing Christmas?” TyLon asked with a deadpan, receiving only a shrug for an answer from the Grinch.
Byram Police Chief Luke Thompson presented Tylon with a Grinch doll to remember the occasion by and told him to come back for a job application when he turns 21.
“For them to go this far and have this happen, when he really wants to be a police officer, it means a lot,” said Graves. “And it just shows that there are some really good people out there.”