One Michigan Officer does more then most of us would ever do.

I was born and raised in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. It is a small town just 13 miles east of Detroit, and is boarding Lake St. Clair (makes sense). I have always been proud of where I came from but the latest news out of the tiny town makes my heart swell with pride!

According to CNN.com a St. Clair Shores Police Officer Todd Bing, went above and beyond the call of duty! Here is how the story goes...

Seventy-five-year-old Delores Marotta used her cane to hobble into a metro Detroit gas station. She asked the attendant to put $3 on pump number three. A St. Clair Shores, Michigan, police officer overheard her request and surprised her by adding an extra 20 bucks of gas to her tank.

Officer Bing pumped the gas for Mrs. Marotta and when the cost went above $3.00 she asked him to stop and he did not, he wanted to give her something extra. As the Officer continued to pump the gas the two chatted and the police officer discovered that...

Mrs. Marotta shared that her husband, James, had passed away in 2015, and explained how she's been struggling to pay her property taxes, buy groceries and put gas in the car her daughter gave her.

When CNN asked Officer Bing why he put any extra $20.00 in the woman's gas tank, he simply answered...

"It was just the right thing to do. Officers do this kind of thing all of the time."

Since the story was reported on CNN a GoFundMe account was set up for Marotta to help her out. The hope was to raise $5,000 but it has reported that thousands more has been raised.

This story reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from the famous movie 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'...

So shines a good deed in a weary world.

Thank you Officer Bing!

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