Plano, TX — A cop in Texas wrapped a $100 bill in a traffic ticket he issued to 25-year-old Hayden Carlo. The struggling father was pulled over by the Plano police officer for an expired registration.
Carlo immediately told the officer that he had no excuse for the expired registration, he simply didn’t have the money to renew it, reports CBS News. Carlo recalled:
“I said there’s no explanation for why I haven’t done it, except I don’t have the money … it was either feed my kids or get my registration done.”
He was issued a citation for his expired tabs — plus a little something extra. Carlo explained how he discovered the police officer’s surprise gift, saying, “I opened it up and there’s a $100 bill. I broke down in my car what else could I do?”
With the money given to him by the Plano police officer, the father of two was able to renew the registration for his car, along with his wife’s car. The officer wishes to remain anonymous, but his co-workers are planning on honoring him anyway, notes The Daily Mail.
David Tilley, a spokesman for the Plano police department, stated, “As he told me, this man needed it more than him, and it was the right thing to do.” While it may have been a simple act for the Texas cop to give Hayden Carlo $100, it is not something that the working father will forget anytime soon. Carlo stated:
“He helped me out when I needed it and I appreciate that. I’ll never forget that man. It definitely restored my faith in God.”
It is an act that Carlo’s grandfather, Billy McIntire, will not soon forget either. McIntire, who alerted the department to the kind gesture in a letter, stated, “I get emotional when we talk about this type of thing. You just don’t find that many officers who would do this type of thing.”
We are happy to praise the kind actions of the anonymous police officer who hid a $100 bill inside a ticket he handed to Hayden Carlo.