It is the season to be thankful to the Lord for every good thing comes from Him, and a mother of two experienced incredible kindness when a Police Officer pulled out $20 to put gas in her tank.
Police Officer Carlos Pardue was called to a Speedway station where he witnessed a very sad scene.
A woman had given the clerk her last $20 bill, but when the attendant punched up the pump, he made a wrong selection and by the time the woman realised what was going on, an unknown driver had already filled up and left.
She told the police dispatcher, “By accident I told him five, or maybe he didn’t understand me, and I’m on pump nine, and there’s a gentleman pumping the gas that I paid for.”
“I don’t have any more money, and I’m sitting here with my two kids,” she continued. “I don’t know what to do.”
Kindhearted officer Pardue knew exactly how to handle the situation and he took out $20 and proceeded to pump the woman’s gas.
The woman called back the police station, this time to thank them, “He put $20 in my gas tank, and I just wanted them to know that he didn’t have to do that,” she said, fighting back sobs.
Franklin police Lt. Brian Pacifico said, “It wasn’t someone giving away money because they felt they should do it. [Pardue] did it because he wanted to do it. …
“He wouldn’t think twice about something like this. It was a simple gesture from him, and I think that he’s probably embarrassed by all the attention, if I have to be honest with you.”
Lets celebrate Thanksgiving this year and resolve to show kindness to whoever comes our way…