After a long day out, Lakeitha Duncan parks her car in front of her Louisiana home and forgets about it until she needs to drive somewhere again. She figured her daughter would be able to do the same.
Duncan’s daughter, Kendyll, is 3 years old and drives a convertible toy car. After a day of fun, Kendyll parked her toy car and went inside for the night.
Kendyll parked her toy car on the street alongside the regular-sized cars.
Kendyll’s toy car is a BMW, and she’s become an expert at maneuvering the vehicle and bringing it to a stop. She’d masterfully parallel parked her car, with the tires facing forward and close to the curb.
You can imagine Duncan’s surprise when she found a “ticket” from the police department the following morning. Unsure of what to make of it at first, she walked over and took the note off of the play vehicle.
“You did a great job parking, and we appreciate it!!! Keep up the good work!!!” the note, published on the Covington Police Department’s Facebook page said. “Your friends, Shift 1.”
But the kind note wasn’t the only thing that the officers left for the mini motorist.
The officers also filled the car with goodies for Kendyll, including a stuffed animal.
“Last night while patrolling the Groves Development, officers found a young resident had parked [her] vehicle properly next to the big [guys’] vehicles,” the police department said on Facebook.
“So they did what we do best, they went back to the office, typed a note and returned to the vehicle and loaded it up with goodies and a nice little note.”
Duncan was touched by the officer’s kindness. They went out of their way to do something nice for her daughter, and strengthened their bond with the community in the process.
“I think it’s really nice the police in Covington interact with the community in a good way,” Duncan said to Inside Edition. “It was a positive thing … I think it’s very cute and I loved it.”
Kendyll was out of town with her grandmother at the time, but Duncan said it made her happy.
“When I first realized it was her car, I was very surprised because she wasn’t even home to see it and she was so excited about it,” Duncan said. “She told me, ‘Momma bring me my car.’ But she is out of town on vacation with her grandmother.”
Even if Kendyll wasn’t home at the time, Duncan was still floored by the gesture. She certainly appreciated the way the officers took time out of their busy schedule to do something sweet for her daughter.