NYPD Officer Pitches In $20 To Help Family Get Tickets To 'Hamilton'

November 14, 2018 - 10:10 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) -- A family from Ireland is thanking a New York City police officer for helping them see the Broadway musical "Hamilton.''
The NYPD says Geraldine from Ireland waited in line for four days for tickets only to find out she was $20 short. That's when she turned to Officer Ricardo Dicandia of the Times Square unit for help. 

The officer pulled a $20 bill out of his pocket to cover the difference so "she didn't have to throw away her shot.'' The NYPD wrote in a Facebook post in a reference to a song in the show.
In a thank you note sent to Mayor Bill de Blasio's office the woman wrote,  “We were totally overjoyed and beyond grateful when he opened his wallet and just handed us $20. My eldest daughter was crying when she was speaking to him. It was without doubt the best night that would not have been possible without Officer DiCandia's generosity and kindness.”

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