Children show love to Bed-Stuy seniors after Valentine’s Day

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Children were still celebrating Valentine’s Day this Thursday by handing out special gifts to senior citizens in Bed-Stuy.

Students at P.S. 59 teamed up with police officer Michelle McLeod to hand out cards for seniors living in the area at Restoration Plaza.

The 8- and 9-year-olds handed out homemade Valentine’s Day cards with a mission to put a smile on someone’s face.

“My Valentine's Day card says Happy Valentine's Day to someone very special, and the little girl that gave it gave the best hug and I just felt so good,” said attendee Denise Drayton.

The event was organized by Councilman Robert E. Cornegy Jr. as a way to thank those who made the neighborhood what it is.

“They're a vulnerable population so we have to honor them but we also have to protect them,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.

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