Woman Snaps Picture Of Unexpected Policeman Moment
Katie Mooney 12/7/2016
Even if our hands are "ten and two" on the steering wheel, we are going exactly the speed limit, and our car is perfectly positioned between the lane lines - a touch of fear builds within many of us as we pass a police car. Did I signal correctly? Am I leaving the proper amount of distance between myself and the car in front of me?
These are questions that swarm our mind when we spot a police officer, no matter how good of a driver we are!
The mission of police officers is to protect and serve our communities - the very communities they are a part of as well. These brave individuals put their lives on the line every day and sacrifice time with their own loved ones, so that our families can sleep safely and soundly.
Perhaps the next time a "man or woman in blue" passes by, rather than white-knuckling the wheel and wracking our brain for what rule we might be breaking - we should give them a wave, mouth a "thank you," or flash them a smile instead. After all, "We're all in this thing together!"
As one woman was out-and-about on a typical afternoon, she had the good fortune of being "in the right place at the right time."
Brittany Wallace was driving through town when she noticed a policeman pulled over in an unusual way. Uncertain of what was about to happen, she grabbed for her camera and prepared to capture the moment.
Brittany was just in time to witness and record a beautiful human exchange - a police officer's random act of kindness. She explained in her Facebook post that there was a gentleman having difficulties with his motorized wheelchair in the warm 90 degree weather, when a St. Ann policeman spotted him. The officer parked his car in the middle of the intersection in order to assist the man safely across the street.
It was a beautiful and touching moment Brittany will never forget...
As Maya Angelou once said,
"People won't remember what you said or did, but they will remember how you made them feel."
More than ever, random acts of kindness are so very important - and this St. Ann police officer is making the people in his community feel safe and valued. Like in the "starfish story," this one policeman may not be able to touch every life every day, but on this particular day at this particular moment - he "made a difference to that one!"
If we all vowed to judge less and reach out more, and focus less on our differences and more on what unites us - our world would become a kinder and more peaceful place. Share this beautiful act of kindness with your friends and family, and encourage them to also "be the change they wish to see in the world!" (Mahatma Gandhi)
Sources: Facebook/Brittany Wallace