Three-Year-Old Surprises Police Officer With His Response
Michelle Shreeve 12/6/2016
Children are usually pretty amazed when they come into contact with a police officer. Kids think of police officers as heroes, and so when they meet one in person, they can't help but get excited. Well, one three-year-old was lucky enough to encounter a police officer after his mother got pulled over. But it's what the little boy did next that will surprise you...
Police officers carry out their regular duties while also juggling addressing calls from dispatch. One regular duty that some precincts have, are license checkpoints.
This is where the officers have to check to make sure drivers have their licenses with them, as required by law. Captain Fetner was working a license checkpoint in Clanton, Alabama, when he pulled over a mother and her three-year-old son.
Kristen Lawrence was the mother, and she got stopped for a license check with her son Carter in the car. While Kristen was gathering information for Captain Fetner, just like how any little boy is fascinated with a police officer, Carter started talking to the captain about how he and his mother were headed to grab some food at Arby's.
Being friendly, Captain Fetner asked Carter if he liked the curly fries that are sold at Arby's. When Carter responded 'yes,' Captain Fetner jokingly asked Carter if he could bring him some. Carter ended up taking his request seriously, and pleaded with his mother that they must buy curly fries for Captain Fetner, simply because that is what he asked him to do.
Kristen was free to go, after she supplied Captain Fetner with her license and proof of insurance. Kristen and Carter then headed to Arby's. When they left, they met back up with the captain, along with some curly fries, as Carter honored what was requested of him.
Captain Fetner could not believe it, as he was so surprised that the little three-year-old kept his promise. He was so shocked, that he even shared what Carter did in a Facebook post.
Unfortunately, since Captain Fetner was on license checkpoint duty all day, he didn't know what the mother and son's names were. He was hoping that Facebook could help identify the mother and son so he could properly thank them. After 8 hours, Kristen and Carter were finally identified.
Captain Fetner caught up with them, and wanted to properly thank them for what the pair did for him. He invited them back to Arby's for a meal, compliments of the Clanton Police Department.
On top of that, Captain Fetner even ended up making little Carter an honorary police officer. He felt that he had the characteristics of a police officer already, and wanted to make Carter realize that he really appreciated the kindness he showed him. He shared:
"It is refreshing that parents are still raising their children in a positive manner. I am very happy to know that there are still people in society that appreciate the sacrifices made by law enforcement."
Sharing kindness with the world doesn't have to start when you're older. As Carter has shown us, it doesn't matter what age we are, because we can share kindness with one another in the world at any time.