French police seek five-year-old ‘thank you card’ boy

Police posted a photo of the postcard but have not yet managed to track down the little boy via Twitter

Police in Grand Est are searching for a five-year-old boy named Timothée after receiving an unusual postcard praising the force for its work.

A postcard addressed to the “Police Nationale” of Reims, dated July 28, read: “Thank you for protecting us from thieves and allowing us to feel safe”, and was “signed off” by a five-year-old boy named Timothée, in his own handwriting.

The card (which was damaged in the post before it arrived) also had the explanatory phrase “(boy), written at his request by his dad” in smaller letters underneath.

The front of the postcard shows photos of Place du Martroi in Orléans (Centre-Val de Loire), police said. Yet, no other signs or names appeared on the card, leaving the actual identity of little “Timothée” still a mystery.

An image of the card’s written side was posted by the Police Nationale Twitter account, in the hope that it may help find its small author and his dad.

The caption read: “When a postcard makes you smile in the morning, even if it arrived damaged.”

So far, the tweet has been “liked” over 3,000 times and shared (“retweeted”) almost 2,500 times.

Many users joined the young boy in thanking the police for their work, and others congratulated Timothée and his parents for the gesture.

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