When two policemen from Michigan got a tip-off from a McDonalds employee that a couple were riding around in their car unsafely – with a 10-month-old toddler sat on the mother’s lap while the dad was at the wheel – they followed the call up by stopping the car in question.
The couple explained they had just moved to the area, had no family or friends around and didn’t have enough money to buy a car seat.
After hearing their story, rather than issuing a ticket, officers Jason Pavlige and James Hodges went beyond the call of duty by driving to a local Walmart store to buy a car seat for the little girl. They used their own money to buy it and helped to install it safely.
“We tried to have them contact family but they don’t have anyone close. There were no co-workers, no one who could help them out,’ said Officer Hodges. “They didn’t say much but were just very appreciative.”
Far from thinking of themselves as heros, Pavlige and Hodges simply describe what they did as part of the work they do on a daily basis.
Awww, this story has left the MFM team feeling all warm and fuzzy inside today…