Cop Intervenes After Watching Elderly Woman's Predicament
Kristin Danley 9/6/2018
Times are tough and for those living on a fixed income, particularly the elderly, they often must choose between purchasing their much needed prescription medication over putting food on the table. If they can't afford gas for their vehicle, they struggle to get to their doctors' appointments and even buy what few groceries they can buy.
It's a no-win situation for many. But thanks to the kindness of strangers, a helping hand often comes at the right time like it did for one woman down on her luck in Michigan.
Seth Kazz was working at his family's Citgo gas station in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, when he noticed a senior citizen at the gas pumps. She relied on a cane and struggled to walk into the gas station.
When she finally made her way to the counter, all she could drum up was $3 in change to put on her gas pump. A police officer was standing behind her and watched the woman's predicament unfold before him with genuine concern.
The officer followed the woman outside to her car and ordered her to sit in her vehicle. Seth watched from the window as he then volunteered to pump her gas for her.
The two chatted a bit and the officer discovered that after putting $3 toward gas, she was completely out of money. He knew the $3 in gas would only take her so far, Seth shared with Love What Matters.
"He told her to hang tight - came inside and got her another $20 in gas out of his pocket."
The officer resumed pumping her gas and learned that the woman was a recent widow. Every month, she has difficulty paying the bills.
"This $20 really helped her! She would have most likely ended up running out of gas. Nowadays there’s so much negativity towards police officers. No one respects them. We hear all the complaints and 'bad' stories. I’m not saying every officer is perfect, I’m sure some are at fault at times. We all make mistakes- but we should all respect, appreciate, and thank them for what they do."
Love What Matters
Watching the officer in action as he paid for a senior citizen's gas when she was low on funds and even pumping it for her gave Seth a fresh new respect for officers. He just knew he had to share this incident with others.
He had to highlight the compassion one officer showed toward someone in need. It proved that there really are wonderful people in this world.
Seth gave a shout out to this officer and sent a big thank you to him. We would have to agree -- thank you officer for your kindness!