Officer Leaves Man in Tears- Watch

Deputies Jacob Thorne and Fred Parisek were responding to a call from someone who was concerned about a car parked on the side of the road. When they arrived, they met a man they called “Joe” to protect his privacy.

“The caller was concerned for the driver’s safety and believed he may have been passed out,” a statement read on the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Joe told Thorne he had pulled over on the side of the road because he was feeling down and just needed a break. Joe said he was dealing with many stressful issues in his life and was feeling overwhelmed. As he began to cry, Thorne asked Joe what he could do to help. Joe simply responded that he could use a hug.

Without hesitation, Thorne gave Joe a strong hug. Afterward, the officers had a discussion about Joe’s emotional needs and gave him information on professionals he could talk to. They even left him with their contact information so he could reach out if he felt overwhelmed again.

“Deputy Thorne was more than happy to help a fellow human and gave Joe a good, strong hug as Joe was able to release some emotional tears,” the statement continued.

“We could get you some help,” Thorne said, with both officers offering encouraging words and giving him information on professionals he could talk to.

Joe said he felt much better after the officers’ kind handling of the situation.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office praised the officers and reminded everyone that “we are all human.” They encouraged people to remember that “we all have good days, bad days, and days that we feel we might not make it through.”

The selfless act of compassion displayed by Thorne and Parisek is an example of how small gestures can make a big difference. This story has resonated with people around the country and serves as a reminder that a little kindness can go a long way.



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