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This story really touched me, how someone in authority went out of his way to help someone who needed it. Just because. For no reason other than to be nice. As always, the news I choose to share is about the random acts of kindness. I’ve only included part of the story, you can read the full story here.

Taylor’s 4-year-old son, Andrew, looks like any other preschooler. So, when he melts down in public, bystanders assume he’s a just a spoiled kid having a tantrum. “No one realizes he’s autistic,

On the train, Andrew was persistent on wanting to get out of the seat to stand in the middle of train while moving and running back and forth through it (which of course if he did he would fall). I kept trying everything to get him to sit, but he just wouldn’t (this fight went on for 20 min), that is when he his regular toddler tantrum turned into a meltdown, or what I call, the point of no return for him. He started rolling on the floor, screaming, his shoe fell off and he flung it across the train, all while I’m on the floor trying to calm him down (in a dress) with all the candy I had. Then he starts the kicking, hitting, pulling my hair while everyone in rush hour stares on the train……..

I knew we had to get off….Now we’re rolling around on the dirty station floor. He is  covered in black dirt…. I panic as I see someone walking towards us, but it turns out to be a Metro Police Officer. As soon as he comes over Andrew freezes and stares while holding my hands, body mid air, feet stretched out on me, while I was standing. The officer asks me if I needed any help… Without hesitation he said, “Okay I’ll come on the train”.

The officer ends up riding the metro THE ENTIRE train home with us!!! Whenever he got off he would hold Andrews hand and walk with him. He sat next to Andrew as he requested on the train, acted interested as he showed him silly videos, and he even made funny faces in the Instagram face filters when Andrew asked.

This officer COMPLETELY went out of his way to help Andrew. He honestly restored my faith that there are good people still left in the world.

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This months WATWB cohosts are Susan ScottPeter Nena, Shilpa Garg, Mary J. Giese, and Damyanti Biswas (thanks for starting this),

What act of kindness can you do today?

Love, light and glitter


13 thoughts on “WATWB – A police officer comforts a child on a train.

    1. I just shared a story that made me think the same thing because every day I’m left shaking my head more and more. This was a beautiful story. Lots of tears were shed – tears of happiness for a change.

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  1. That’s nice Eliza – I did no act of kindness today (went grocery shopping and walked at the store – no goodies for Parker and pals today, but I’ll do it tomorrow). I heard this story on the radio news today and sought it out to share in your blog post … I have to admit my eyes misted up when I heard it and I guess everyone had tears at the City Clerk’s office in Detroit where this man paid off a woman’s taxes ($5,000.00 or 4,112.53 Pound sterling) on the house so she would not lose her house and be out in the street. This is a feel-good story and I sure wish there were more of these: https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/detroit-man-pays-tax-bill-woman-about-lose-her-home

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  2. Eliza – here is the plain text for the story about the stranger paying the elderly lady’s taxes.
    ‘Angel’ Detroit Man Pays Tax Bill For Woman About To Lose Her Home
    “This just proves that there is a lot of love out there”
    DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit businessman is being called a “walking angel” after he helped an elderly woman he saw crying in the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office keep her home.
    Michael Evans was standing in line to pay taxes on a property he’d recently purchased, when he overheard the teller inform a woman in a wheelchair that her house had been foreclosed upon, and was headed for auction.
    Evans stepped in and paid the woman’s $5,000 tax bill.
    Why do that for a stranger?
    “I don’t know,” Evans told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Vickie Thomas. “Something just told me we couldn’t let that happen, so I just had to do it.”
    “My father just passed away about two months ago, and I couldn’t picture this lady losing her house,” he said. “The cashier was in tears, too, it was just like unbelievable, so I had to do something. And we could do it.”
    Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree called the situation “very unusual.”
    “We’re just happy that Mrs. Jackson came in, and had the faith to come in and see about the situation so we could try to help,” Sabree said. “And Mr. Evans was there as an angel to pay the taxes.”
    “It really just shows that there are people out there who really care,” he added. “The average person doesn’t think, probably, that there’s still a lot of love in the hearts of our people…but this just proves that there is a lot of love out there.”

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