I’m always so nervous when in the presence of a police officer. Maybe it’s because they could give me a ticket for anything they see wrong, or because they just have a lot of authority. Whatever the case, this story goes to show that policemen do have soft spots in their hearts and that they really do want to protect everyone in their community.
A Michigan father wants people to know “there are still real-life superheroes in this world” after a police officer’s random act of kindness recently brought him to tears.
LaVonte Dell told ABC News today he was driving in Westland, Michigan, this past Monday afternoon when he “suddenly saw the red and blue lights” behind car. The 28-year-old dad said his “heart dropped to his stomach” and that he was “so sure” he was going to get a costly ticket because of his vehicle’s tinted windows.
“The officer told me why he pulled me over, which I had predicted, and then he also noticed my 3-year-old in the back wasn’t in a car seat,” Dell said. “He asked me to step out of my vehicle to talk to him, and I was just so scared thinking this couldn’t be good.”
“The dad teared up a little and explained how he didn’t have the money to afford a car seat right now and that he had been running into some tough times,” Scaglione told ABC News today. “So I said, ‘Hey, could you follow me to Walmart?’ and he was a little shocked and asked me, ‘For what?’ I told him I’d be more than happy to buy the car seat for him.”
Dell “couldn’t believe it.”
The car seat was pink, his daughter’s favorite color – and on it were butterflies.
Dell didn’t catch the officer’s name at the time, but the pair reconnected after a Facebook post went viral.
What you can take away from this – as Dell later mentioned – is that you can “never judge a book by its cover.”
This warms my heart!