The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food.
The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute.
Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries:
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.”
And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was:
“[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’”
Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right:
“To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.”
But Officer Thomas did have one request:
“The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.”
And guess what? The story gets even better.
After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store.
And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep.
She started crying when he told her:
“There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.”
And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”.finally some good news to read
I thought this would be another frustrating article about the government messing up people’s lives but this was pleasantly different
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I just wanted to share some of the comments with you:
How can people actually LAUGH OUT LOUD at something so true and so sad?
How can people actually think a woman getting beaten up is a funny thing or an exercise?
How can someone think a woman is weak because she is scared?
How can someone think that way kinky stuff?
And once again, if a man can be late whenever they want, how can someone think a woman should’ve been at home by time?
And did you not here, she said “You’re home early.”
She was on time, but because he was earlier, she gets beaten.
This might not be a true story but we do know this happens.
SIGNAL BOOST THIS FOR THE SAKE OF WOMEN. SIGNAL BOOST THIS SO MAYBE SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY CAN DO SOMETHING DOES.