State Trooper Brings Doctor To Tears Over Act Of Kindness
During this pandemic, our medical personnel is working around the clock to take care of the infected on top of helping those with other ailments. They put themselves in the presence of the infect every day risking their lives when most of us are lucky in that we can work from home or keep our distance. Dr. Janua was on her way to work driving a little too fast, which attracted the attention of a State Trooper. Janua was thinking she was in for a hefty ticket but instead the officer gave her something far more precious.
"A Minnesota State trooper pulled me over on I-35 this past weekend for driving above the speed limit. When he saw my Massachusetts driver’s license, he asked me what I was doing all the way out in Minnesota, so I told him I travel here every month for my work as a locums cardiologist.
He went back to his patrol car to look up my license, and when he returned, quite firmly told me it was very irresponsible of me to be speeding, especially since I would not only take up resources if I got into an accident, but would also not be in a position to help patients.
Feeling thoroughly chastised, I waited for him to write me a ticket. Instead, he told me he was going to let me off with a warning.
As I sputtered to apologize and say thank you, he reached in to hand me what I assumed was my license back. It wasn’t until my hand had closed around what he was giving me that its unexpected bulkiness drew my eyes to it.
Five N95 masks, from the supply the state had given him for his protection.
I burst into tears. And though it may just have been the cold wind, I think he teared up a little as well, before wishing me well and walking away.
Like all healthcare workers and emergency responders around the world, I have felt afraid of not having adequate protective equipment, and in my darkest moments, have worried about what would happen if I fell sick far from home.
This complete stranger, who owed me nothing and is more on the front lines than I am, shared his precious masks with me, without my even asking.
The veil of civilization may be thin, but not all that lies behind it is savage.
We are going to be ok."
This is the kind of story we all need to hear. The MSM focuses on toilet paper fights or the ugliness of scared people when we should all be focusing on how we are coming together to face this pandemic to beat it.