Life can be hard sometimes. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have all the necessities like food and shelter on a reliable basis.
Shannon Loveless and her three children were getting by as well as they could after becoming homeless. For four months, the mother of three and her children had received their meals from food banks and slept in their van.
Sometimes the family would even camp out in the woods behind a local Walmart in Sacramento.
One day, someone found their camping spot.
“I’m going to call that day a miracle,” Deputy Johnny Le said to CBS.
Johnny and his partner Tim Yee recently happened to be checking in on a homeless camp in the area, and they saw the family in the woods. Shannon was preparing lunch for her children when the two officers spotted her.
“It was a shock because I didn’t know if we were going to get in trouble,” she said.
But the Loveless family was far from getting into trouble. In fact, the police officers knew at that moment they had to help.
“I kind of choked up a little bit, just to see the kids hungry,” Johnny said.
The deputies went above and beyond for the Loveless family.
Johnny and Tim did whatever they could to help the family by bringing them food and bags of toys to cheer the children up. They even went further by immediately helping the family get into a motel.
The generous actions of the two deputies left Shannon touched and relieved.
“It’s been awesome,” she said, while trying to hold back tears.
“We only see the negative side of police officers, and to see this side of them is something really awesome,” she said.
Tim said that he knows people sometimes see police officers as harsh and aggressive, but he wants to help show the “softer side.”
“They look at us bad, and, ‘Oh, let’s go somewhere else,’ but we’re here to help their situation.”
Shannon is incredibly grateful to have her children back in a safe place, with plenty of food and a warm place to sleep.
“It’s a total game changer,” she said.