A Hartford woman was able to give her grandchildren a Christmas, thanks to some caring public safety officers from Hartford Hospital.
Arthur Bouchard, a public safety officer working at Hartford Hospital on Christmas Day, found a letter that had been torn in two and tossed on the ground. Call it Christmas magic, but Bouchard decided to pick it up and read it for some reason.
The letter was a plea for help, written by a woman whose husband had been sick. Kim Liggins had been too busy taking care of her husband to shop for Christmas gifts for her grandchildren, 5-year-old Amya and 2-year-old Avery, who live with her.
When Bouchard read the letter, he knew he had to help. He told NBC Connecticut he called the family and asked what they needed.
Bouchard, along with his public safety co-workers Ray Brodeur and Miguel Bermudez contacted Connecticut Children's Medical Center, which had some gifts available to bring to the family, according to Hartford Hospital.
The three officers hand delivered the gifts to the family, giving the girls a Christmas after all.