A traffic stop in Plano ended unlike any you’ve ever heard about before.
It started when Hayden Carlo was pulled over for an expired registration sticker.
Carlo says he’s been struggling to support his wife and two small children.
“You get paid, pay your bills, and there’s your money. It’s gone.”
He told the officer he had no excuse for the expired sticker.
“I said ‘there’s no explanation for why I haven’t done it, except I don’t have the money.’ I said ‘it was either feed my kids or get my registration done.”
The officer wrote a citation and handed it to the 25-year-old. Carlo says when he took it, he could not believe what he saw.
“I opened it up and there’s a 100 dollar bill. I broke down in my car what else could I do.”
The officer never told anyone about the $100 gift. But Carlo’s grandfather, Billy McIntire, was so moved by the kind gesture he wrote a letter to the department.
“I get emotional when we talk about this type of thing,” McIntire says. “You just don’t find that many officers who would do this type of thing.”
While other officers around the country have recently been recognized for similar acts, this officer wants to remain anonymous. His coworkers plan to honor him anyway.
“As he told me, this man needed it more than him, and it was the right thing to do,” says fellow officer and department spokesperson David Tilley.
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Once upon a time, an Ant was walking along a path made by his friends. That’s what ants usually do. One ant follows another – back and forth they go. But this Ant stopped where it was and said out loud, “I’m thirsty!”
A Dove in a tree nearby had been watching the long line of ants. She had been entertained by the way the ants had kept running at one speed from their home to a sugary piece of fruit that had fallen from a tree then back to their home again without stopping. Yet, the one Ant suddenly stopped and was talking to itself. This attracted the dove’s attention.
“I’m thirsty!” the Dove heard the Ant say.
“Why not get a drink from the stream?” said the Dove. “It will only take you a few minutes. Just be careful not to fall in.” The Dove went back to looking at the rest of the ants and relaxing on the branch. The Ant listened and left to go to the small stream for a drink.
A few seconds later, the Dove hear yelling. “Help,” said the ant. ” I’m drowning. The Ant had gone for a drink as the Dove suggested and had fallen into the stream.
The Dove knew she had to help the Ant. After all, she was the one who had suggested that he visit the stream. She used her beak to pluck a leaf from the tree and flew to the stream. She dropped the leaf beside the ant. The Ant climbed onto the leaf and used it like a raft to float to safety. “Thank you, friend,” said the little Ant.
Not very long after, the Ant saw a hunter. He was using a trap to catch birds. The Ant watched as the ant was flying right towards the Hunter and his trap. Now it was the Ant’s turn to try and save the Dove.
The Ant opened its jaws wide and bit the Hunter on the ankle.
“Ouch!” the Hunter yelled.
The Dove heard the Hunter and flew away safely. As she flew away, she heard a familiar voice say, “One good turn deserves another.”
a thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one good deed!