A woman who stole five eggs from a store to feed her family, turned out to be the beneficiary of the kindheartedness of a law officer who understood the desperation of the woman and actually stocked her home with provisions.
We expect law officers to apply the law in all situations but when an officer realised that a woman who stole five eggs was only trying to feed her family, decided to suspend the law and rather buy her provisions for her home.
When the little money she took to the grocery store could not fetch enough for she and her family, Johnson stole some eggs and the store clerk called the police.
AL.com reports that Helen Johnson, the woman in question, was approached by Officer William Stacey to query her about why she had broken the law.
Johnson explained to Stacey that her loved ones had not eaten in days and that forced her to do things she would not do otherwise.
When Johnson saw how much Stacey was willing to do for her, she responded, "Sir this is too much you have done for me.."
The police officer replied, "Sometimes we shouldn't apply the law but must apply the humanity".
Officer Stacey did not only buy provisions for Johnson but got thousands involved and donations were made to the desperate woman and her family from across the United States.
"I was just getting eggs and now that's saved my life,'' Johnson later told a news platform in the US.
"I've never been more grateful in my life. I'm so overwhelmed with the goodness of these people."
Johnson said she didn't know how she would ever repay the kindness of the police, or the generosity of the public. Then she thought a minute, and said she did, "I have to be a good girl from here on out."
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Source: Yen Newspaper