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Sunday Funday Moment: 2 moments of kindness going viral in the Borderland


EL PASO, Texas-- Today's Sunday Funday moments are brought to you by the power of social media. Both moments have one thing in common, kindness.

The first moment features a video that shows Tornillo High School student AJ surprising his friend and fellow teammate Diego with a pair of brand new basketball shoes.

In a Facebook post posted by AJ's mom, she writes that her son asked if they could buy his friend Diego the shoes because he had mentioned to AJ how much he liked his basketball shoes.

Elias AR shared this post on her Facebook page

AJ promised his mom that he would do dishes for two months and any extra chores needed in order for him to be able to buy his friend a new pair of basktball shoes.

AJ saved up and was able to surprise Diego with those new pairs of basketball shoes. He told ABC-7 that he decided to do the kind gesture because it's something he learned from the people who raised him.

"My family, they're just nice to everyone so I'll just be the same way as they were," said AJ.

The next viral moment was posted on Facebook to prove that "not all cops are bad cops."

Laura Samaniego Mitchell posted a photo of an El Paso Police officer who stopped what he was doing to help two stranded ladies fix a flat tire on a busy street.

Laura went on to write that police officers don't get enough praise nor positive media coverage so she hoped her post would go viral to change that.

Laura Samaniego Mitchel shared this post on her Facebook page.

ABC-7 spoke with El Paso Police spokesman Enrique Carrillo about this heartwarming photo and he responded in part saying, "This and other many other instances are not a rare occurrence in fact very common, but mostly unnoticed. Daily all across the city, officers are doing small things that are not in the job description but go as just helping someone in some small way."

ABC-7 Spoke with EPPD Spokesman, Enrique Carrillo about the viral photo.
Lifestyle / Sunday Funday

Iris Lopez

Iris Lopez is a weathercaster and reporter for ABC-7.


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