A Harris County, Texas police officer posted praise on Facebook for a teen who offered to back her up while she was pumping gas. Officer Tommi Jones Kelley posted on Facebook about the teen who approached her and offered to watch her back. Mckinley Zoellner had never met Officer Kelley but offered her assistance regardless.
“When this teenager I’ve never met before is standing right behind me & says, ‘ma’am, do u mind if I stand here behind you while u get ur gas?'” she wrote in the post. “My initial response was ‘and why?’…His reply, ‘to make sure You stay safe!’ Finished pumping my gas & he was still standing there, in the rain.”
Kelley said that once she was finished, Zoellner got into the passenger’s seat of a car. She asked the woman in the driver’s seat if she was his mother, and the woman said she was.
“I told her she has an amazing son & she said he wanted to make sure no one hurt me,” Kelley wrote, Daily Mail reported.
“Yes, I’m the one with the gun on my hip while he stood there empty handed, but he for sure had my ‘6’ while my back was turned. With all the terror going on nationwide, this reassured me there are still some pretty awesome individuals out there!”
Many readers praised Zoellner for his thoughtful gesture toward the officer.
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story,” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page. “To the parents of this young man, Thank you for raising an amazing young man. To the young man, Thank you for being AWESOME. I hope this story sets an example for our youth. I fully support law enforcement, as two of my nephews are police officers. May God bless you ALL and keep you safe.”
“This young man and his mother can be very proud and I think what he did proves that his parents have brought up their children with deep honest respect for others.and this young man kept watch was just so sad that in today’s messed up world that truly good people are still willing to stand up for whats right and you just can’t buy that type of conduct its learned thank you both,” another wrote.
“See people all teens aren’t bad, actually there are probably a lot of good kids out there doing good things, but being the people we are we only notice or report the bad things, kudos to the good ones and the parents who are doing their best to raise good kids,” another added.
It is a very rare trait to see in a young person and Mckinley Zoellner should be proud of his actions. Imagine if more young people were out doing this instead of attacking police, our country would be a very different place.
H/T America News