Robert Davies and his daughter Cerys lily were just out to get a new bedside lamp when passing a store display resulted in an epic meltdown.
The “Finding Dory” movie had just come out, so the store had a display of various items. Cerys lily really wanted the lunchbox, and Davies knew that she could do with a new one too, so they picked it up and took it to the counter.
But when they tried to pay for the lunch box, the girl at the register told the father and daughter that the items weren’t officially on sale yet, not until tomorrow anyway—they were merely on display.
Davies’s daughter is autistic. Sometimes, when she gets upset, she can also get very aggressive about it.
Cerys lily was already starting to get upset about it, and it didn’t seem like a big deal, so Davies asked to see a manager.
But when the manager came out, she wouldn’t budge either.
“By now, Cerys lily was in full meltdown, getting very aggressive,” Davies later shared on Facebook. Not wanting her to hurt herself or others, he had to physically pick her up and carry her to the car.
Eventually, she calmed down, and they went home together.
But 20 minutes later, “police turned up to the house and I was reported for putting a child in car against her will.”
So Davies explained what had really happened. One of the officers had a nephew with Asperger’s syndrome, and said he understood completely.
The kind officers even put on their flashing lights and siren to entertain Cerys lily, and “they had a laugh” together with her.
Davies thought that was that, but his encounters with the police weren’t through yet.
The next morning, there was a knock on the door.
He was surprised to open it to see officers Steven Bowen and Leigh Francis, the two who had come to his home the day before. And they had something in hand.
“It was the same 2 officers, who gone to the Argos store and bought her the ‘Finding Dory’ lunch box she wanted,” Davies shared.
Cerys lily hadn’t been able to get her lunch box because she was one day too early, so they went back to make sure that she would still get one.
“I was a bit overwhelmed when they come so didn’t get to thank them properly….there really is some good people out there,” Davies shared.
I'd like to to thank 2 officers PC Steven bowen and PCW Leigh Francis who went beyond there call of duty for my…