Cop’s Good Deed Goes Viral After Helping Stranded Couple
Lifestyle| | By Felissa Allard
When a couple ran out of gas on the side of the road – and with no money to buy their own – they had no option but to call the police, but what happened next they never expected.
When Deputy Scott Dyke arrived on the scene of a busy Michigan intersection, he saw a couple’s car blocking the road, keeping other cars from passing. Dyke approached the car to see if everything was alright, questioning the couple – the Whites – and the items they had in their backseat, which included a big screen TV. The Whites told Dyke they had run out of gas and were on their way to the pawn shop to get money for gas. Money had been tight for them since the recent tragic passing of one of their three children.
The kind-hearted deputy knew just moving them out of the way was not enough.
Dyke managed to get the Whites just enough gas to get them out of the intersection, but then instructed them to follow him to a nearby gas station. Dyke then paid for an entire tank of gas out of his own pocket.
“My heart ached for them,” Dyke told the TODAY show. “I felt like it was the right thing to do and it made me happy to see how gracious they were.”
And because police officers have been getting a lot of bad press lately, Westley Whites decided to broadcast Dyke’s good deed by sharing the video with WOOD TV in Grand Rapids, MI.
“Thanks officer for going out of your way and helping me and my wife when you didn’t have to,” Whites said in a video he took on his cellphone.
Just goes to show, never judge a book by its cover.