Society, on the whole, could do a lot more for the poor and the disabled. Luckily, there a people, like this cop, who are more than happy to make up for it.
It all began when a disabled woman pulled into a gas station. At first, she tried to pump the gas herself, but she found it too difficult.
Then Deputy Sheriff Chris Owen drove into the station. The woman asked the deputy if he could help her out. He was more than happy to assist the lady.
As Owen was filling the woman’s car, he started talking to her.
It soon became clear to him that she couldn’t afford to pay for a full tank of gas. She asked him to stop when the meter read $8. But Owen kept on filling the tank.
“I asked if she thought that would be enough to get her home, and she told me where she was going and that she thought it should cover it. I did not want her to run out of gas and be stranded.” – Chris Owen.
The woman started to get distressed and explained that she couldn’t afford any more gas.
But Owen said it was all right and kept on filling the tank.
When the tank was full, Owen walked into the store and paid for the woman’s gas himself.
The woman thanked Owen from the bottom of her heart and made her way home, her faith in humanity never stronger.
Clearly, Owen looks out for other people. He didn’t become a cop to arrest the public but to aid them.
If he sees someone who needs help, he helps them. There is nothing in Owen’s job description that says that he has to pay for other people’s gas. He does things like this out of kindness.
Owen’s police department, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, posted this good deed to their Facebook page.
People were really moved by what he’d done. In less than a week, over 10,000 people have liked the post and over 3,4000 have shared it. It has also gained almost 1,000 comments. People have been saying things like this:
But the officer himself has been completely modest about his actions. He has told various sources that he did it because it was the right thing to do.
Officer Owen’s colleague later added that this kind of selfless act is completely typical of this particular officer. Owen has been with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for over 6 years, and in this time, he’s helped hundreds of people. Whether they need gas to get home, help to carry groceries or just someone to talk to, Owen is happy to provide.
After the post went viral, Owen has also said is that he hopes it will encourage others to do kind acts.
Most importantly, he says that you should “treat everyone you encounter with respect and understanding.”
Of course, Owen’s story is not entirely unique. There are thousands of kind-hearted police officers across America who do what they can to assist people with problems.
It’s true that a small minority of officers cause problems, but it’s important to remember that this is a very small number.
Next time you hear someone complain about the police, just tell them about Deputy Sheriff Chris Owen. Then explain how most cops are like him and do whatever they can for others, even the ones who complain incessantly about them.
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