The holidays are a stressful time for just about every parent, but one Tennessee foster mom was particularly frazzled after three boys were placed in her care just weeks before Christmas.
The busy foster mom had enough on her plate, yet while driving in the car with two of her new foster kids the day after bringing them home, she got pulled over by a Tennessee State Trooper and was dreading having to come up with money to pay the ticket she was about to get.
However, being pulled over by the police ended up being one of the best things to happen to her and those kids this holiday season. “I was pulled over Wed morning by a TN State Trooper. When he came up to the car he asked ‘Why are the two boys in the back seat not in car seats?’ My answer was the two little boys were my foster sons who I had just got the night before. I showed him paper work and explained to him that when I got them they had the clothes they were wearing and that is about it. No carseat, no toys, no coats, and so on,” she wrote on her Facebook.
“He was very nice to the kids and to me. He asked me for my phone number. I gave it to him,” said the foster mom, who was just grateful to not get a ticket. Yet that wasn’t the end of Officer Tidwell’s good deed. “His wife called me and asked about the boys. This morning Officer Tidwell met me in Waverly, him and his wife had purchased gifts for the boys. Not just the two boys in the back seat but, their older brother too.”
“I can not thank him enough for the kindness he has shown these three boys. I never asked him for anything. He and his wife acted out of the kindness of their hearts. He showed these boys that there are very nice cops out there and I hope he has left a lasting impression on them that cops are good. The boys has been telling everyone that “cops are nice”. He has made their day. You hear way too much negative stuff now days so, here is some good news for you all.”
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[Featured image: Tennessee Highway Patrol