Wistfully, cruelty and compassion have become confused in many societies around the world.
Without a doubt you can see how successful a society truly is by the way they value and take care of their ones in need. The people who are most vulnerable like children, the elderly, and the mentally ill need a helping hand. Every honest and good society should take care of these individuals without question, but this is not the case unfortunately.
Most people out there seem to be okay with turning their heads from the people in need and don’t care to take their needs seriously. Reality sure hits you hard on the head doesn’t it sometimes, and that is exactly how society today seems to be running these days. I guess we forgot as humans what compassion really is, and its very lamentable.
The following story from Los Angeles contains both sides.
Located 10 miles outside of Los Angeles, the Montebello Police Department received a call from the local Bank of America to assist with an unruly customer. Apparently, there was an elderly gentleman who was upset and causing a scene. Officer Robert Josett was dispatched to respond to the disturbance.
Officer Josett walked into the bank and noticed a 92-year-old man who seemed very agitated and upset. There was indeed a lot of commotion going on as the officer approached the irritated customer. Apparently, the senior man attempted to withdraw money from his account, but he was having trouble with the transaction.
Since it is the bank’s policy to require a current identification card for these types of transactions, there was nothing they could do — their hands were tied. However, the elderly man didn’t understand why they couldn’t work with him; this is when authorities were called.
A police officer was called to the scene. However, he didn’t do what everyone expected he’d do. In fact, he did the opposite.
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Instead of asking him to leave, the officer found himself touched by his story and took matters into his own hands.
Not only did the police officer drive the man to DMV to get a new ID, Officer Josett then took him back to the bank after so he could withdraw money.
As you can imagine, a lot of people out there were touched by this act of kindness.
“This Officer is a Saint!” commented one person on the police department’s Facebook post. “All this Little Grampa wants is to keep his Independence. And the officer helped him in a dignified manner. Good Job Officer!”
“Heart touching and I love that the officer was able to get him in and out of the DMV so quickly!” joked another. “That alone is medal worthy!”
“May The Lord bless you abundantly for your act of kindness,” added a third. “I work with the senior citizen population and I absolutely love it. I learn a lot from them. They have so much wisdom. Too bad many get forgotten or are lonely and may not have someone there to assist them with things like this.”
Here’s a picture that will definitely warm your heart.
A touching moment to say the least.
We all understand that banks have to have policies but the fact this officer went above and beyond really just shows you how powerful a brief moment of kindness can be. Police officers get a bad rap in this country and it’s nice to hear about moments like this.