A Los Angeles County policeman went far beyond the call of duty while responding to a report of an elderly man having a fit inside a bank.
Montebello Police Department Officer Robert Josett was answering a public disturbance call when he was faced with a 92-year-old man who was upset because tellers wouldn’t give him his money.
The senior citizen’s California identification card had expired, and Bank of America’s policy requires that a valid government-issued ID be shown when making withdrawals.
So Josett comforted the white-haired gentleman by gently suggesting they take a ride over to the Department of Motor Vehicles and get him a brand new card.
And so they did.
With a little encouragement from the cop, DMV workers quickly renewed the man’s identification. And Josett brought him back to the bank, where he was able to get his hands on his money, just before closing time.
The department posted a photo of the officer leading the man, who leaned on a cane, into the DMV office.
The image has been viewed more than 257,000 times, and shared more than 39,000 times. It has also garnered more than 19,000 comments.
“Heart touching and I love that the officer was able to get him in and out of the DMV so quickly!" Sharon Watkins wrote. "That is medal worthy."
“With everything that is going on in our nation, this shall bring a smile to us all,” Mia Flores posted.