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Police Officer Gives Mother a Car Seat Instead of a Ticket

Random acts of kindness can happen at any moment a person decides to seize the opportunity. This was the case for public safety officer Ben Hall in Emmett Township, Michigan.

Hall pulled over young mother Alexis DeLorenzo after receiving a report of an unsecured child in the back of a moving vehicle.

DeLorenzo apologized and explained she had fallen on hard times and could not afford to purchase a new booster seat after their original booster seat had been taken during the repossession of her car.

Instead of a ticket, Hall requested DeLorenzo, her daughter, and their friend (whose vehicle they were in), meet him at WalMart.

What happened next was completely unexpected. Hall helped DeLorenzo pick out and pay for a new car seat for her 5-year-old daughter.

“A ticket doesn’t solve the situation,” said Hall. “I was in a spot where I could help her.” Hall also said he does not wish to be paid back and would be happy to do it again.

DeLorenzo was so inspired by Hall’s simple act of kindness she wants to pay it forward when her family is back on their feet.

Simple acts of kindness can happen anytime. Feel inspired to do something positive but don’t’ know where to start? Read here for acts of kindness ideas. Want to learn more about this act of kindness? Read here for the full paying it forward story.

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