25-year-old Hayden Carlo was pulled over just before Christmas for an expired registration. The married father of two children said he has to make a choice between taking care of the family by paying the bills and feeding them and getting his registration taken care of. The officer gave him a citation, but when he handed it to him, Carlo was pleasantly surprised and emotionally touched with what else the officer gave him.
“Opened it up and there’s a $100 bill. I broke down in my car, what else could I do,” Carlo said.
The officer, who wants to remain anonymous, didn’t tell anyone what he did. However, Carlo’s grandfather took the time to write a thank you letter to the police department. He said, “You just don’t find that many officers who do this type of thing.”
Plano, Texas police spokesman David Tilley said that the officer told him, “this young man needed it more than him and it was just the right thing to do.”
Carlo wasted no time in updating both his and his wife’s automobile registrations.
“He helped me out when I needed it and I appreciate that and I’ll never forget that man,” Carlo said. “It definitely restored my faith in God.”
With all of the bad news out there, it’s always refreshing to hear that there are people who daily do good things for others. Carlo didn’t deserve or demand the graciousness of the officer, but the officer gave anyway. Kudos to this officer. We need more people in the world like him.
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