Hayden Carlo was having a bad day. The struggling father of two was pulled over by a Plano, Texas, police officer because he had an expired registration. Carlo told the officer that he couldn’t afford to update his registration, and needed the money to feed his family. The officer was moved by Carlo’s story and struggles, and explained that because he was being videotaped, he was required to write Carlo a ticket. But as the officer handed over the ticket, he managed to sneak something a little extra into the folded up paper — a $100 bill.
The act of unprompted kindness deeply moved Carlo and his family. Carlo’s grandfather Billy McIntire contacted the police department to thank him for his kindness. “You just don’t find that many officers who would do this type of thing.”
The police officer wishes to remain anonymous, but department spokesperson David Tilley said, “He told me, this man needed it more than him, and it was the right thing to do.”
And good news: Carlo was able to use the money to update the registration on his car and his wife’s car.
“I opened it up and there’s a $100 bill. I broke down in my car what else could I do?” said Carlo. “He helped me out when I needed it and I appreciate that. I’ll never forget that man,” [WTSP]