Officer Extends Kind and Unexpected Gesture To Lonely Woman Who Lost Her Cat
FaithTap Staff 3/13/2019
For some people, living alone is more enjoyable provided there are still opportunities to be with family and friends from time to time. Solitude is better for them and they learn to go about their daily routine comfortably and at their own pace. However, when you're sixty-one years old, life isn't always just sunshine especially when you don't have anyone you can turn to when things get rough. One elderly woman in Rome, Georgia was presumably fine living alone with her two pets until one sad day when she lost one of her cats.
The situation made her feel even more alone - it made her realize she truly had no one to call. Fortunately, when she dialed 911, the kind dispatcher patiently listened to her dilemma, spoke to her soothingly and most importantly, bridged her to a helpful police officer with a big heart.
"I'm 61 years old. I don't have any family at all, except these two cats and I really don't know what happened to this one. But I don't know who to call. I'm sorry. You guys don't have to come and check on me. I'm okay."
The old woman tearfully described her living situation and what she was presently facing. What made the conversation heartbreaking wasn't just the painful fact that she had no family or friends to approach - it was the helplessness in her voice. It was a good thing the 911 dispatcher assured her that someone would be right over to check on her. Officer Dylan Wright wasted no time and immediately went over to the old woman's residence where he found her in distress over her deceased pet.
Because she mentioned that she had no idea what happened and what to do about it, the compassionate offer not only offered her consolation; he went to the nearest Walmart and with his own money, bought a shovel for the cat's burial. He went back to the old woman's house where he dug a hole and buried the pet.
The incident served as a reminder to always make an effort to be there for our family and friends and to show kindness and understanding to everyone. To be a crying shoulder and a helping hand speaks volumes about character and makes the world a little less cold a place to be in.
Officer Dylan Wright's commitment to public service and how he went above and beyond to be there for the old woman is the perfect example of humanity and compassion. Watch and listen below to the caring interaction between all involved.