Another week has flown by so why not take a pause for a little pick-me-up? Here are your top three feel-good stories of the week.
Via Fox News
When Gloria Garza graduated from Southwest High School in San Antonio, Texas, the only thing missing was her father, former deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Jesus “Jesse” Garza who had died in the line of duty when she was just three years old. However, his patrol unit made sure she would not be attending alone. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office escorted Garza to her graduation. She was escorted by a patrol unit and walked in arm-in-arm with Sheriff Javier Salazar. “I know Jesse would be doing this himself absolutely if he could right now. Being that he can’t be with us, he’s got 1,500 brothers and sisters that are willing to do it for him,” said Sheriff Salazar.
A Serendipitous Meeting
Via CBS New York
It was a normal day for New Jersey State Trooper, Michael Patterson when he stopped Matthew Bailly in Kingwood Township for driving with tinted windows. Bailly mentioned that he was a retired Piscataway cop; which was Patterson’s hometown. When Patterson mentioned the street he grew up on, the retired cop told him he was familiar with it and that he had delivered a baby on that street 27 years ago. It was in this moment Patterson realized he had just pulled over the retired police officer who delivered him when he was born. Talk about a coincidence! Needless to say, he let him off with a warning.
Via Fox News
Captain Chris Blazek, of the Chattanooga Fire Department, was called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on State Route 58. When he arrived, he found three young children and their pregnant mother in the car. The two older children were fine, but the 1-year-old was visibly very upset. After he examined her and made sure she was ok, he asked the mother if he could remove her from the car seat. The young girl immediately laid her head on his shoulder and fell asleep. Captain Blazek stayed with the little girl until family arrived to take the children home. He said it’s moments like this that remind him why he does the job.
There you have it, another beautiful week full of reminders that there is still so much good in the world. We hope you enjoy the weekend and continue to pay it forward wherever you can!