A Michigan police officer received widespread praise for helping an elderly woman who did not have enough money to pay for the fuel.
The woman, whose husband recently died, only had a $ 3 change when she stopped at a Citgo in St Clair Shores on Friday, according to a Facebook post by owner of the Seth Kazz gas station.
A police officer behind her in the row heard the amount and approached the woman as she walked back to her car.
The police officer (right) helps the woman (inside the car) after discovering that she had delayed paying her bills each month due to her husband's recent death
The owner of the gas station Seth Kazz shared the moving story online and praised the police officers
The woman told the officer that her husband had recently died and that they had let him pay all his bills.
According to Kazz, the unidentified widow said she was late in paying her bills each month.
"After a few minutes of getting to know each other, he realized he was really struggling and had no gas or money left," Kazz wrote.
Moved by his story, the officer returned to the service station and bought the woman a value of $ 20 in gasoline.
Kazz decided to share the exchange in an online publication in response to "all the bad stories" and the negativity towards the police officers.
The publication has been seen more than 40,000 times and has been shared by 18,000 Facebook users.
Kazz added: & # 39; These $ 20 really helped her! Most likely, it would end up running out of gas.
The owner of the Citgo gas station on the shores of St Claire (pictured) has started a GoFundMe account to help the woman who recently suffered a duel pay her purchases and other household bills.
The owner of the gas station Seth Kazz has set up a GoFundMe account to help the old woman
"Today there is a lot of negativity towards police officers.
& # 39; Nobody respects them. We hear all the complaints and the "bad" stories. I'm not saying all the officers are perfect, I'm sure some of them are to blame sometimes.
"We all make mistakes, but we must all respect them, appreciate them and thank them for what they do."
Kazz has created a GoFundMe account to help the elderly woman, with $ 2,405 of a goal of $ 5,000 raised to date.