Everything Is Not Terrible: Chocolate Chip Cookies Edition

Well, this was sweet.

Apparently, after the news of James Comey’s firing hit the airwaves this past week, a young neighbor wanted to do something positive for him.

And nothing says positivity like fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies.

C’mon… especially when they’re still warm and the chips are gooey. You know you’re jonesing for a plate right now, aren’t you?

The Hill has posted on a story from NPR about Comey’s generous young neighbor, 9-year old Abby Grace.

 “FBI Director Comey lives in our neighborhood, and, as you would imagine – there were a lot of reporters at the foot of his driveway today. Abby thought that was quite inhospitable,” the text said.

“Well – either a 9 year old in a parochial school uniform dress doesn’t look very threatening- or the smell of the choc chip cookies was so good that the security detail could smell them from the other side of the gate …. in either case, Abby Grace just hand delivered a dozen cookies fresh from the oven. She walked up, shook the hand of the 6’10” agent, introduced herself, and, hopefully made Director Comey’s day a little bit better!”

See? That’s a sweet story – figuratively and literally.

The little girl’s mother further said:

“We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how kindness and empathy are the most important ways for us to engage [with] people regardless of if we agree with or understand their positions,” the mother wrote.

“In [Director] Comey’s case, Abby said ‘I wanted him to know we respect him for his career of service.’”

According to a report of the interaction by Food and Wine, the little girl also gave Comey a letter with her cookies that read: “We are proud to be your neighbor and thank you for all you have done for America. Love: Abby Grace.”

And I know there are some cynics that will scoff, but seriously, it’s ok to just go with this, believe it, see it as a sweet gesture.

Then go bake some cookies.