We hear so often that the world is a cruel place. Kindness is a thing of the past as people step all over each other to get what they want. It’s so disheartening and leaves us all feeling like the world is looking a bit hopeless.
Police officers especially get a bad rap. We hear so many stories about police officers getting caught on the wrong side of the law and it gives the police a bad reputation. But one officer from the Montebello police department is hitting the headlines for an act of kindness that’s warming our hearts during these cold winter months.
The Montebello police department received a call from the local Bank of America which asked them to assist with an unruly customer. The man in question was 92 years old and was getting very upset and causing a scene. The police department sent Officer Robert Josett out to see what was going on.
When Officer Josett arrived he found that the elderly man was trying to withdraw money from his account and was getting upset when he was unable to. His ID card had expired and as the bank requires a valid ID to complete transactions, the bank were unable to do anything to help him and had asked him to leave.
Officer Josett could have just done his duty and escorted the man from the bank, but instead he went the extra mile to help the man in his time of need. Their first stop was to the local DMV, where the 92 year old man could get a new ID card.