On the way to work the early shift at Walmart, Kendra Powell noticed a Georgia State Trooper squad car on the side of the road with its trunk popped open and no officer in sight. Curious, Kendra slowly drove up to the car to see what was the matter – that’s when she saw the officer bent over, diligently cleaning his vehicle’s windows.
The two exchange pleasantries, but then, without hesitation, the officer offered to do something extremely kind for Kendra.
As soon as she got home from work, Kendra rushed to her computer to share her heartwarming story with the Love What Matters Facebook page:
“So, on the way to work this morning, I noticed a State Trooper on the side of the road with his trunk up. I felt compelled to stop and make sure he was okay. I never saw him, just the car.
So, I creeped past at a snail’s pace and turned around.
I pulled up to the car and cracked my window, hands clearly visible. I saw a white trooper come from the side of the car.
I said good morning and asked if he was okay and needed help. He smiled a brilliant smile and replied, ‘No ma’am,’ [and] that he was cleaning his windows. He showed the bottle and towels to me and I told him he had the good stuff.
He chuckled and asked if I minded if he cleaned mine too. I told him I was OK but he insisted. Highlight of my day…. [a] state trooper cleaning my windows with the good Rain-X cleaner. Every passerby had a stunned expression on their faces.”
“Then an elderly white couple stopped by and asked if they could have theirs done also. Lol, so he cleaned theirs too. The lady offered to pay him and he said no, just say a prayer for me…. so we did.
Right along [Interstate] 46, in the wee hours of the morning, parked beside the road for EVERYONE to see, we all linked hands and had prayer.
White hands, black hands, officer hands, young hands, and old hands…. gave glory like never before. I was late for work lol but it was truly worth it. Couldn’t ask for a better way to start my day.”
This is a clear example that our country stands together with each other, as well as with our police officers – and it was all right there on Interstate 46, on display for the world to see!
Do you think this was a wonderful showing of unity, or do you disagree? Tell the world how you feel about this citizen-officer interaction in the Facebook comments section!