Lots of people these days live on fixed income which may be quite low and insufficient for covering all their needs. This is especially true for the elderly people who are not able to work any longer and have no chance of making any money on the side. So, sometimes the choice is either food or the necessary medications. If they can’t afford gas for their vehicle, it makes things even harder, especially going to the doctor’s.

Luckily, there are people out there who believe in making good deeds.  It’s not unusual those people to be random strangers ready to give a helping hand to those in need like this elderly lady from Michigan.

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Seth Kazz was working at his family’s Citgo gas station in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, when he noticed a senior citizen at the gas pumps. She relied on a cane and struggled to walk into the gas station.

When she made her way to the counter, she took her money out all she had in her pocket was $3 for gas. A police officer was standing behind her and watched the woman’s predicament unfold before him with genuine concern.

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The officer followed the woman outside to her car and ordered her to sit in her vehicle. Seth watched from the window as he then volunteered to pump her gas for her.

After chatting for some time, the officer realized that after spending those $3 dollars on gas, the lady was left with nothing, and he also knew that little money in gas won’t take her very far.

“He told her to hang tight – came inside and got her another $20 in gas out of his pocket.”
The officer resumed pumping her gas and learned that the woman was a recent widow. Every month, she has difficulty paying the bills.

“This $20 really helped her! She would have most likely ended up running out of gas. Nowadays there’s so much negativity towards police officers. No one respects them. We hear all the complaints and ‘bad’ stories. I’m not saying every officer is perfect, I’m sure some are at fault at times. We all make mistakes- but we should all respect, appreciate, and thank them for what they do.”

Love What Matters

Watching what this officer did, and how he paid for the senior citizen’s gas when she was low on funds made Seth respect officers more. He felt he had to share this heartwarming story with Love That Matters.

He had to highlight the compassion one officer showed toward someone in need. It proved that there really are wonderful people in this world.

Seth gave a shout out to this officer and sent a big thank you to him. We would have to agree — thank you officer for your kindness!

What do you think ?

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