In a truly heartwarming Eid story, police in the UAE made the dream of a young girl come true.
Sumaya Ahmad Al Naqbi hails from the eastern town of Khor Fakkan in Sharjah. An adorable video of the girl requesting an ediya for Eid Al Fitr has gone viral on social media.
According to Gulf News, Sumaya contacted the police operations department of Khor Fakkan, requesting the special holiday gift. Instead of brushing her aside, the officers warmly welcomed the young girl's cute request and promised to fulfill her wish.
On the first day of Eid Al Fitr, the police showed up at the young girl's home to present her with the ediya. Needless to say, little Sumaya was incredibly excited by the gesture and thankful that her wish had been granted. The girl's father also expressed his gratitude to the officers.
Pointing to the Year of Zayed initiatives promoted by the UAE this year, Lt. Colonel Waleed Khamis Al Yamahi, director of the Khor Fakkan Comprehensive Police Station, said that his team just wanted to "spread joy and happiness."
This isn't the first time police officers have made headlines surrounding Ramadan in 2018.
Dubai Police decided to do something extra special for workers in the UAE this year, while also breaking a world record. In early June, the force arranged an Iftar dinner benefiting more than 12,800 workers. At the same time, the event broke the world record for the "longest iftar table", which stretched 6 km.
The police also made sure to recognize the most important volunteers who helped make the iftar and the record possible. Ten-year-old Sultan and his siblings Nahyan, 9, and Anoud Mohsen Al Amri, 7, all received special honors from Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police for helping with the set-up.