We all need a little help sometimes, so this story is for anyone who has ever come to the aid of a stranger or received that assistance.
When a call to 9-1-1 came in from an elder female in Rome, Georgia, the dispatcher found herself in a new situation.
The saddened voice stated, “I’m 61 years old. I don’t have any family at all, except these two cats, and I really don’t know what happened to this one. But I don’t know who to call. I’m sorry. You guys don’t have to come and check on me, I’m OK.”
Rome Police Officer Dylan Wright got involved. He did not want the woman to feel so isolated, sad, and without anyone to give her a hand. He went to Walmart, bought a shovel with his own money, and drove out to her home to give the cat a proper burial in the woman’s backyard.
The woman’s fears were put to rest. She received assistance when she needed it the most, and all because a cop showed compassion and empathy to her.
A Facebook update on the Rome, Georgia page was posted, stating, “His actions speak volumes to his character; having enough compassion and commitment to help ease the burden of someone he just met! Thank you, Dylan Wright, for your commitment to public service!”
Media coverage of the special gesture can be seen below.