People are hungry for good news, and a police officer’s Facebook post going viral is proof that this is true.
It all started when Eugene Police officer David Natt came across a family of four sleeping in their car at a public park. Instead of kicking them out of the park, the man was willing to listen to them and find out their story and the reasons they were sleeping in their car on public property.
This is how he found out that the head of the family, Robert Wood, was forced to resort to this extreme measure as a way to save money. He simply couldn’t afford to live in a house or apartment, and the car was the only thing him and his family had left.
The officer couldn’t help but feel touched by their story and decided to do something to help them out. The man offered to put them up in a hotel for two nights without expecting anything in return. “Any of us could be right where they’re at,” officer Natt said in an interview for a local news crew. “It doesn’t take much. And like I told him, you give him an opportunity to gain a bit of time. A little bit of time is so valuable, and it’s so meaningful to them.”
Here’s the full story and interview: