A police officer's simple act of kindness at petrol station goes viral

A police officer is being hailed as a hero after a Facebook post praising his simple act of kindness took off.

Officer Todd Bing was waiting behind Delores Marotta in line at a Citgo petrol station in Michigan, USA, when he heard her ask the attendant inside for $4 of petrol to put in her car, WWJ reports.

According to a Facebook post from the owner of the petrol station, the officer noticed that the woman, who was using a cane, had a difficult time walking back to her vehicle, so he told her to wait in her car and he would pump the gas for her.

Todd gave the woman more money for her petrol. Photo: WWJ

Toss and Delores struck up a conversation, and he learned that her husband had recently died. She had trouble making ends meet at the end of every month, and $4 was all she had available for gas.

Todd asked her to wait a moment while he went inside. He gave the station’s owner, Seth Kasyouhanan, $28 out of his own pocket to go toward Delores’s tank.

Dolores only had $3usd for petrol. hoto: WWJ

Seth took to Facebook to share the heartwarming moment and also appreciate the officer’s compassion.

This $20 really helped her! She would of most likely ended up running out of gas,” Kasyouhanan wrote.

Nowadays there’s so much negativity towards police officers. … I’m not saying every officer is perfect, I’m sure some are at fault at times. We all make mistakes- but we should all respect, appreciate, and thank them for what they do… To all the men and women in blue I THANK YOU for your service!”

Seth has set up a GoFundMe page for Delores, writing, “[Delores is] roughly short $1,000 on her bills every month. Some days she has money for gas and groceries and some days she doesn’t. I believe it’s only right to help someone that’s struggling.”

As of yesterday, he had reached over $3,600 of his $5,000 goal.

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