The police cops who bought a family a car seat instead of issuing a ticket
Officers Jason Pavlige and James Hodges of Fruitport Township, Michigan intercepted a couple in a car. The mother was holding a 10-month-old baby in her arms in place of securing her properly in a car seat. The officers soon realized that the couple in fact couldn’t afford to buy a car seat.
So, in place of writing them a ticket, the officers bought a car seat for the couple from a nearby Walmart. Then they left after showing the couple how to install it properly.
The female police officer who brought groceries for a mother she caught shoplifting
A Miami cops responded to a call of a woman shoplifting at a grocery store, in a unique way – she reached for her wallet instead of her handcuffs. When Officer Vicki Thomas reached Publix supermarket in 2013, she found that a mother of three had stolen $300 worth of food. When Thomas asked Jessica Robles why she was stealing, Robles replied she had no food at home and that her children were hungry. After checking her criminal history, Thomas realized that Robles had no major charges. In place of arresting her, Thomas issued Robles a notice to appear in court. (She was also charged with a misdemeanor.) Then Thomas did something that will reinstall your trust in humanity.
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry,” she said. Thomas went back inside Publix and purchased $100 worth of groceries for the family.
Since her story went viral, help has poured in from everywhere. Robles collected $700 dollars to spend on food at Walmart. Another person called to let Robles know that he had a possible job for her. John Challner of phonedoctor.com interviewed her for a customer service role and felt she’d make an awesome employee. Of course, she accepted the job.
The Kentucky cops who helped a woman in her weight-loss fight to finish a 10k race
A woman who shed over 200 pounds & was photographed being helped to the finish line of a 10K race by a Louisville, Kentucky, policeman said the policeman was an answer to her prayers. Asia Ford, 35, just wanted to better her personal record from the year before in her second 10K race. Ford, a customer service representative for Time Warner Cable, said she resolved to turn her life around two years ago, after she and her former husband experienced health issues. He husband had diabetes and lost a hand and leg, while a doctor told her that she needed a knee replacement. So, she joined a boot camp called Aspirations, to try and lose weight.
Four mile into the Rodes City Run 10K race, Ford said she began to feel “dizzy and sick.” She said she was just getting over pneumonia and finishing her antibiotics. “During mile five, I started crying because I knew my body was experiencing a shutdown,” she said. “I had one mile in front of me and said to my son, ‘It’s time to quit.’ I asked, ‘God, please let me take a few more steps.’ Right when I said that, God brought this man.” Lt. Aubrey Gregory helped Ford reach a personal record of two hours and seven minutes, which is three minutes shorter than her time last year.
The policeman who bought a teen bedroom furniture, a TV and more after a domestic call
A South Carolina policeman broke all limits for a 13-year-old boy, furnishing his bedroom with a bed, a TV and much more. Thirteen-year-old Cameron Simmons
called police some weeks ago after he had a fight with his mom. He told police he didn’t want to live with her anymore. Policeman Gaetano Acerra responded saying he was more fortunate than some. Later when he visited Simmons’ home, he noticed he didn’t have anything in his bedroom – not even a bed.
“My heart went out for him,” Acerra said. “I thought the little things that he needed I could give him to make him a happier kid.” And he did. “Bed, TV, desk, chair, a Wii game system that somebody donated to me because of the story I told them,” Acerra said. Presently Simmons is living like a king in his queen-sized bed. Acerra said gaining publicity wasn’t the motive behind helping out Simmons. “I did it because I could,” he said. “And it was the right thing to do, and I think people should do things like this.”
The policeman who found a family of four sleeping in their car and bought them a hotel stay
Bushed from days on the road and struggling to save money, Robert Wood’s family got ready for another night of sleeping in their car. Nonetheless a Eugene, Oregon police lieutenant wouldn’t let them stay in the city park. He paid for a room at a motel on the contrary. Wood was moving his family back to Oregon from Alaska. It was late when they reached Eugene and he, his wife, and their two children were already bedding down in their seats, the way they did on the long drive down the remote Alaska Highway.
When Lt. David Natt noticed the car and began telling Mr. Wood and his wife to move, he spotted the two boys, a two and four-year-old, asleep in their laps. At that moment he insisted that the family follow him to a motel and allow the police department to pre-pay the bill. The bill was paid from the fund created by the University Fellowship Church, that the Eugene police officers were allowed to use. Lt. Natt dipped into the fund to put the family up in a motel for a couple of nights until they got their bearings.
The NYPD cops who bought a homeless man boots
The outside temperature was 35 degrees the night 25-year-old NYPD officer Lawrence “Larry” DePrimo purchased a pair of $100 Sketchers boots and some socks for a homeless man on the corner of 44th and Broadway. ”It was horribly cold and I had to do something,” DePrimo told reporters, recalling the blisters that were coating the man’s naked feet.
Usually assigned to the West Village, Officer DePrimo was working special Midtown detail on November 14, 2012 when he found some people making fun of a transient for having no shoes. “I went up to him and said, ‘Where are your shoes?’” DePrimo recounted. “And he said, ‘It’s OK. I’ve never had a pair of shoes, but God bless you.’” So the policeman dashed to Sketchers store close by and asked for help. Staff offered to sell him a pair of insulated “Sketchers North” boots at half-off the MSRP of $99, and he grabbed the opportunity. After running across the street to pick up some socks, DePrimo returned to the man and helped him put on his new boots.
Meanwhile, standing not far away was Jennifer Foster, a 911 dispatcher from Arizona visiting New York with her husband, who chanced upon this random act of kindness. She decided to snap a photo of the moment as a keepsake, and later sent it to the NYPD, which put it up on its Facebook page. The photo soon went viral, garnering more than 600k likes and around 250k shares to date.
The cop who bought a truckload of food for a starving family after catching a grandmother trying to steal eggs to feed her kids
After apprehending a woman attempting to steal eggs to feed her family, a humane police officer in Alabama brought two truckloads of food to the woman and her family. Officer William Stacy apprehended Helen Johnson attempting to steal food at a local Dollar General store. Johnson’s two daughters, a niece and two grandchildren, ages 1 and 3, live with her in their Tarrant home. The family had not eaten anything since two days when Johnson went to Dollar General on Pinson Valley Parkway with $1.25 and thought that would be enough to buy a carton of eggs.
When she found she was 50 cents plus tax short, she stuffed five eggs in her pocket out of desperation. Rather than arresting her, the officer called to deal with the thief bought her a carton of eggs and sent her home with the promise to never shoplift again. The incident has since become so popular that police say they’re now daily receiving calls from around the world. People have offered food, money and clothing.
The kind hearted cops who bought a crime victim a new bike
There’s hardly a boy who doesn’t love his bike? For JJ Weaver, it’s right up there with dogs and dirt. Nonetheless in 2014, the 13-year-old’s joy was stolen right off the front porch. Every other day, the bike would have been locked up.
JJ said, “That one day somebody decided to steal it. I had a neighbor who said you need to report it stolen.” And the boy did just that. John Idlett from the Purcell Police Department took that report and offered the kid a little extra. A day later, the Purcell policeman came to JJ’s house and offered to replace his bicycle. The 13-year-old is back to wheelies and “goofing off,” all credits to an unsung hero who went beyond the call of duty.
The cop who bought baby formula for a single dad who was trying to steal it
Justin Roby doesn’t have a cape like Superman, or the web of Spider-Man. But he does have….baby formula. Roby, an officer with the London Police Department in Kentucky, was investigating a shoplifting bid, but couldn’t bear to put the suspect in handcuffs. He ended up helping him instead.
The man stole just one thing — baby formula, which he needed to feed his 6-month-old son. Seeing the plight of the man, the store decided not to press charges. And Roby for his part bought the “speechless” single father several cans of formula, an act of kindness he claims isn’t really a big deal. “I’m a father just like that gentleman was,” Roby added. “We’re not these robots … There’s a human behind the badge.” (Source)