When a foster mom was called to take in a set of brothers, they arrived with the clothes on their backs — no extra clothes, coats, toys, or car seats. So when she was pulled over with two of the boys in the back seat of the car the next morning by a Tennessee State Trooper, his first question was unsurprisingly, "Why are the two boys in the back seat not in car seats?"
After explaining her situation, rather than give her a ticket, she says Officer Tidwell was kind to her and the boys. "He asked me for my phone number. I gave it to him," the mom wrote in a post on her personal Facebook, which the Tennessee Highway Patrol page then shared.
His wife called me and asked about the boys. This morning Officer Tidwell met me in Waverly, him and his wife had purchased gifts for the boys. Not just the two boys in the back seat but, their older brother too. I can not thank him enough for the kindness he has shown these three boys. I never asked him for anything. He and his wife acted out of the kindness of their hearts.
Although the mother was grateful for the generosity he showed her and the boys specifically, she's sharing his actions for a much larger reason. "He showed these boys that there are very nice cops out there and I hope he has left a lasting impression on them that cops are good. The boys has been telling everyone that 'cops are nice.' He has made their day. You hear way too much negative stuff nowadays, so here is some good news for you all."