A Tulsa woman's simple gesture toward police officers is making its way around the country.
Tulsa Police Officer Lance Bond this week received one of 500 cards Kate Collier made.
"This card, it just shows at anytime I might be having a bad day, I can look at this card and see that there are people that do care about us," Bond said while holding his card.
Bond said while he was at a traffic stop, Collier randomly walked up to him and handed him the card.
The card had a simple message on it, which reads "Dear officer, there are still people who appreciate and respect you. Thank you so much for all that you do. I pray that God protects you as well as those that you love."
Collier made and ordered the cards after seeing recent events involving police.
"I figured something needed to be done," she said. "There are all these people that are risking their lives to protect me, so I think the least I can do is take 30 seconds out of my day, give them a card, let them know that I do appreciate them and it kind of spread from there."
After a few posts on social media, word of the cards spread quickly.
"Someone from Illinois, 'if you have enough of those cards, would you send them to me," Collier said while looking through messages on her computer.
She is receiving many messages from others who also want cards to hand out to officers. She is sending packs of 10 cards to anyone wanting them.
Collier said anyone who wants to hand cards out to officers in their area can e-mail her at DearHero@yahoo.com.
After running out of cards, she is waiting on an order of a 1,000 cards to arrive.
All 1,000 cards, with a simple message, which Bond said will have a big impact.
"One little thing like that, just taking the time to tell an officer, 'hey you're doing a good job, hey we appreciate what you're doing.' I can't explain what the means to us," Bond said.
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