We are constantly bombarded with horrible news stories every single day, and they're painful to read. It can even result in compassion fatigue (see my thread on compassion fatigue). But every so often we read or hear about something that happens that makes you smile, makes you cry happy tears and restores your faith in humanity. I read one such story just now.
Anyone have any such stories to tell? They can be news stories or something that has happened to you personally or to someone you know.Florida cop buys shoplifting mom $100 worth of food instead of jailing her
A Florida police officer exhibited some compassion toward a local woman she caught stealing $300 worth of groceries out of desperation, WSVN-TV reported.
While Miami-Dade Officer Vicki Thomas did arrest Jessica Robles and charge her with a misdemeanor, Thomas also bought Robles $100 worth of food for her children instead of taking her to jail.
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry,” Thomas told WSVN.