Officer Sees Brother And Sister Screaming For Daddy, His Next Move Has Mom Bawling
Cailyn Finkel 3/8/2017
San Diego Police Department Officer James Weaver was just minding his own business at the Shelter Island harbor - but when he saw a family near his police vehicle start screaming towards the Navy ship USS Carl Vinson a good distance away in the harbor, he knew something was up.
That's when Officer Weaver stuck out his hand and offered something amazing.
Brettany Buetow is the proud mother to two adorable children, and the wife to Josh Buetow of the United States Navy. The Buetow family has endured six years of Josh shipping off to duty - and, despite their experience in doing so, saying goodbye is just as painful!
So when Brettany and her children rushed to Shelter Island to wave goodbye to Josh (who was standing aboard the USS Carl Vinson), she was trying her very best to hold back tears.
Officer Weaver explained what he saw that afternoon to NBC News 7.
"As I was sitting there, I saw the family over here and the two little kids were by the rocks over here screaming to Dad yelling bye and I figured that he couldn't hear them cause I could barely hear them from across the parking lot, so I just pulled my car over and asked if they wanted to use the PA."
The two Buetow children grabbed his PA happily and shouted, "Bye daddy, we love you!"
Brettany told NBC News 7 she couldn't hold back her tears for a second longer after seeing such an amazing act of kindness!
"It meant a lot to us.
I was holding it together pretty well until he asked them if they wanted to do that and I just slowly broke down and started crying."
Brettany snapped a quick photo of the kids saying goodbye to their father through the car's PA system and shared it on Facebook as soon as she got home. As soon as she posted the images, they went viral! Her post has been shared over 3,000 times and liked by over 2,000 Facebook users.
Officer Weaver shared his feelings about his sudden popularity with NBC News 7.
"As blown up as it's getting and going viral and everything I never expected that.
I just thought I'd come over and try and let a couple of kids say bye to their dad. All of a sudden it made the news and we're here doing interviews, so it's definitely a memorable moment."
Although it didn't seem like much to the thoughtful officer, being able to say goodbye meant the world to the entire Buetow family!
Learn more about Officer Weaver's kind actions in the video below!
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