**Originally Posted by Sunday, 02 June 2019
Hugs Cafe, Inc. wrote the following:
In a day and age where positive comments and a thank you can be hard to come by, let me give you this. On June 1, 2019, Officer Matt Smith of the Garland Police Department showed up and made a difference. The event was the Hugs Cafe Summer Social which is a summer dance for folks with developmental disabilities and their families. Matt volunteered his time as a face painter. Both the young kids and older kids loved it! Matt had a line waiting for his artistic touches from the moment the doors opened until the DJ turned off the music! Matt was very gentle with our folks and guests and they responded to him really well. Thank you Matt for brightening the day of so many folks!
Here is a photo of Matt with Abs, one of the Hugs Cafe Teammates. Abs was very excited about getting a dragon painted on his arm.
Hugs Cafe, Inc. is a nonprofit based in McKinney, Texas with the mission of providing training and employment for adults with developmental disabilities.
Chris R. Thompson
Board of Directors
Hugs Cafe, Inc