Christina, a Fountain, Colorado, mother, was waiting in her car outside her daughter’s elementary school when she saw a simple act that brightened her day.
She had been waiting to follow her daughter’s school bus from Sunrise Elementary school to a field trip at the Venetucci farm when she saw a police car pull up to the school.
Then, a police officer and a young boy got out of the car.
As Christina watched the police officer help the boy out and then bend down to help him tie his shoe, she realized the boy must have missed the his bus that day—and the police officer, seeing him stranded, went out of his way to help take him right up to school and even walk him in.
“I had to capture this moment, especially with all the negativity with police going around,” she wrote. “How amazing is this to see?”
Christina shared her photo and story with local news channel KRDO, and thousands more shared it.
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One of the local readers even recognized the police officer.
“That officer would be Officer Klinge of the Fountain Police Department,” wrote Ashley D’Amour. “He was just awarded with Police Officer of the Year. That scenario is correct, the little boy did miss the bus and Ofc Klinge made sure he got to school safely!”
Sheri Love then commented that she had actually been in the car right behind Christina and saw this all happen as well.
“Right afterwards, he helped a lady back out of her parking spot,” she added.