Peaceful photo taken during Baltimore unrest goes viral

(Facebook Photo/Bishop M Cromartie)

BALTIMORE (WISH) — In the midst of the chaos erupting in the streets of Baltimore, there was a moment of kindness and appreciation.

Bishop Martese Cromartie shared a photo on his Facebook page Tuesday of a child handing out water bottles to police officers standing guard.

Tens of thousands of people have shared the photo, one person leaving a comment saying, “It only takes one child.”

This week’s riots were spurred by the case of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances while in police custody. This week, rioters have filled the streets of Baltimore, setting fires and attacking officers in response to Gray’s death.

You can see Bishop Cromartie’s original Facebook post below:

The Associated Press contributed to this story. 

 

 

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