Police officers are expected to protect and serve, but cops often go above and beyond the call of duty. That’s exactly what happened in Tarrant, Ala., on Saturday, when officer William Stacy received a call about a woman trying to steal a dozen eggs from a Dollar General. When Stacy confronted the woman, she said, “I shouldn’t have done that but my babies need food.”
Moved by this woman’s need, Stacy responded with compassion.
“You can’t let kids go hungry,” Stacy told Fox 6 WBRC. “I ran inside bought the eggs for her and walked out and handed her the eggs. She tried to give me all the money she had on her which was $1.25. I told her to keep it. I don’t want it. The way she can repay me is to never do this again.”
The act of kindness was caught on camera by a bystander, and the video of the encounter has gone viral.
Watch the video below: