The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food.
The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute.
Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries:
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.”
And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was:
“[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’”
Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right:
“To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.”
But Officer Thomas did have one request:
“The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.”
And guess what? The story gets even better.
After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store.
And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep.
She started crying when he told her:
“There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.”
And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”.
I N S T I N C T
|guy:||something spooky's happening|
|fred:||k we'll come check it out|
|fred:||daphne, velma come with me|
|shaggy:||but scooby and i are terrified of everything why do you always fucking send us off alone|
|velma:||shut up you two|
|shaggy and scooby:||*run into monster*|
|shaggy:||*oblivious to everything*|
|*the monster chases them accompanied by fun music:||part 1*|
|shaggy and scooby:||*meet up with fred, velma, and daphne*|
|*the monster chases them accompanied by fun music:||part 2*|
|*they run into one room and come out of another one, i don't fucking know how that's possible*|
|velma:||my glasses! i lost my glasses!|
|monster:||*picks up velma's glasses and hands them to her*|
|*the monster chases them accompanied by fun music:||part 3*|
|monster:||whoops i tripped|
|scooby:||i captured you|
|*they pull the monster's mask off*|
|fred:||oh look it's the suspicious guy we met at the beginning of the episode who was super suspicious and greedy and he wanted money|
|suspicious guy:||and i would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids and your dumb dog|
|scooby:||ROOBY ROOBY ROO|
my mom has been a cop for over 20 years and she is the one who constantly warns me about police aggression and young male cops and told me that if you’re ever alone on a rural road and a cop throws their lights on to put on your four ways and drive to the next gas station before stopping because so many cops are scum and it’s not worth the chance of getting hurt. the fact that SHE feels the need to tell me this shit scares me to death
So I was on Facebook and I saw this picture and looked at the comments (I know, why in the world would I do that) but wow.. I did not expect to see pages of positivity and people sticking up for this woman. (I have a lot more screen shots) Incase anyone is losing hope, just know that as hopeless as things may seem with all the misogyny and sexism we’re exposed to.. Things are gonna change. Slowly, but surely. Don’t give up everyone!
This is the first time I ever seen someone saying something positive on facebook