Policeman visits 93-year-old man who was burgled, ends up playing him his favourite piece on the piano and it is utterly beautiful

'It truly made me feel good about myself and the job I do. He felt wanted and reassured,' officer says of heartwarming moment

Lucy Pasha-Robinson
Friday 19 January 2018 15:39 GMT
CPSO in Mansfield plays piano for elderly man

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Visiting vulnerable victims of crime has increasingly become a routine part of the working day for police forces across the UK.

But one officer went above the call of duty when he serenaded a 93-year-old man with a private piano recital during a home visit.

Two Nottinghamshire community support officers visited the man’s Mansfield home to check on him after a burglary.

One officer noticed a piano in the living room, with a piece of Chopin music open on its stand – the man’s favourite song.

“One of his favourite Chopin pieces he said, a nocturne. I told him it was my late grandma’s favourite too,” the officer wrote on the force’s Facebook page.

“I said I could play, so he invited me to play for him, which I did. It made his day, as you can see in the video you can see how much he appreciated it.”

The officer said he achieved great “job satisfaction” after dropping in on the man, who shared stories about becoming a pilot, the war and losing his wife on Christmas Eve a few years ago.

“It truly made me feel good about myself and the job I do. He felt wanted and reassured. He was really pleased that we had checked in on him to see that he was OK,” he said.

The man has not been identified but the clip has been shared more than 2,000 times on social media.

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