Adobe Stock

Kindly candyman accused of being a creeper

So many disturbing acts occur daily that people are suspicious. It’s hard to know someone’s intentions, and such was the case when cops were called on a “suspicious older male” handing out chocolate. What they discovered was truly shocking – but in a sweet way.

Man handing out chocolate prompts investigation of potential creeper

Police were called to investigate a “suspicious older male” who was approaching children and offering them chocolate. He was thought to be a creeper, as such moves are one of many techniques often used to lure kids.

Police have not identified the man but said he approached the child who was walking home from school on 13th street in Hanover, according to a press release from the Hanover Police Service (HPS) in Ontario, Canada, People reported.

The man had parked his car between 9th and 10th Streets and approached a child, who was walking home from school, and offered him a box of the “Pot of Gold” chocolates, police said. Reportedly, the child was reluctant to take the chocolates, but the man insisted, telling the boy to give them to his mother, CTV News reported.

Police make a shocking discovery when they nab suspect

Police tracked down the suspect and uncovered his true motives: Random Acts of Kindness. After an investigation, authorities said the man’s intentions “were genuine and pure.”

“The male was motivated by Random Acts of Kindness Day and handed out chocolates to people of varying ages for those reasons,” Hanover police said.

What is ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day?’

In Canada, each year on February 17, residents celebrate “Random Acts of Kindness Day.” The organization behind the celebration describes participation by taking the following two steps:

1. Grab a piece of paper – write down your name and the name of someone you know, then leave a blank space for a stranger’s name.

2. During the upcoming week, do something kind for each person on your list. It could be anything. Maybe it’s treating yourself to something you love, raking your neighbor’s leaves, or complimenting someone you don’t know.

In addition, the organization also has a page that lists a number of ideas on how to be kind, stating: “Imagine a world where you can succeed by being nice. Where we all pay it forward. Where people look out for each other. It all starts with an act.”