Questura di Roma

Crying Old Couple Gets Police Called On Them, Cops Show Up And Cook Pasta


If you woke up this morning hoping today would be the day a news story proves pasta truly does solve everything...

Well, first of all, I like where your head's at. We should be friends.

Second, someone answered your prayers.

The Questura di Roma (Italian State Police headquarters) Facebook account shared the heartwarming story of police comforting a lonely elderly couple by cooking them pasta, and if Roberto Benigni isn't already at work making a movie about this, I'm honestly disappointed in him.

Luckily for you, my parents paid for years of Italian classes just so I could translate this precious moment and remind you there is some good in this cold, carb-shaming world.

Here's how it went down, according to my loose translation of the dramatic (and incredibly well-written) Facebook post:

Seriously, that was beautiful. Whoever wrote this post needs to quit immediately because his or her pure literary talent is being WASTED in that police station.

Gotta go weep softly into a giant bowl of pasta and then book my plane ticket to Italy. I have some people to visit.