CEDAR HILL (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas police officer delivered a trunk-load of toys to the children of a single mother, who he pulled over.
Zai Gallien posted on Facebook she was two minutes from her house in Cedar Hill when she saw flashing lights.
She was in tears when she told Officer Ben Schar she didn’t have insurance because she’s a single mom who can’t afford it.
Schar took down Gallien’s information and sent her home without a ticket.
Hours later, a couple of officers, including Schar, showed up with a trunk full of toys and food.
“I had two toys left in my car, so I brought it to her and asked for her address and phone number because I’d like to help her out some more,” said Schar.
Gallien said she’s grateful for their kindness.
“I will always remember this one,” said Gallien. “It will stand out to me forever for the rest of my life.”
Schar said he stopped Gallien for slow-rolling through a stop sign.
She thanked him when they reunited Saturday night.
“The look on my babies’ faces was just priceless, and I thank you so much for everything,” she told Schar.
Gallien said she can’t afford another ticket because she’s almost paying off her last one.
“I have never, in a million years, come in contact with an officer, where, you’re helpful in uniform,” said Gallien. “The vibe, the spirit, everything.”
Schar said he thinks about the many blessings he has, including his wife and kids.
“If I can extend that to someone else, I do,” said Schar.
Gallien said she is now working on getting car insurance.