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Mother bends over to change flat tire in vacant lot; moments later, she hears someone approaching from behind


Mother bends over to change flat tire in vacant lot; moments later, she hears someone approaching from behind

A woman has shared her story of how a complete stranger approached her.

Caryl had just dropped her son off at school when she heard her tire go flat.

She stopped her car as soon as she could to change her tire. The place she found was a vacant parking lot.

She got out of the car and examined the tire, which was completely flat.

“I pulled out the worst jack on earth and my T-bar and tried to start changing my tire,” Caryl wrote in a social media post.

But she hadn’t made it very far when she felt a tap on her shoulder. A police officer identified only as “Officer Clark” in reports offered a hand to make sure Caryl got back on the road.

“He didn’t even ask if I needed help or what happened, he just started helping me,” she added.

Caryl allowed him to take over.

“He changed my flat faster than I’ve ever seen someone change one, and considering the tools I had for him to work with, it was quite impressive,” she wrote.

Caryl hoped her story would let others know how easy it is to make someone’s day.

“Please share this around so that he will know what his kindness and compassion meant to me,” she added.

Her post went viral.

Caryl is not the only person to benefit recently from a helping hand from an officer when dealing with a flat tire.

Officer Biggs noticed a family with a flat tire in late July. He not only stopped to help them change the tire, but also paid the towing costs to get them to a local tire repair store.

These kinds of stories only show that there are many good police officers, and the vast majority of them are dedicated individuals who are committed to not only protecting and serving their communities but also giving a hand when needed.


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