Mom Seeks Out Sheriff's Office for Help Knotting Son's Tie

Playing Mom Turns to 911 Call-Taker for Help Knotting Son's Tie

A Florida mom sought out the fashion police for her son when she needed help tying his tie. 

Diana Wicks of Alachua County went to the local sheriff’s office for help putting the finishing touches on his outfit for an upcoming wedding.

Wicks showed up at the station and called officials from outside. Officers then asked if she had an emergency.

“No, I don't have an emergency, I'm outside the door, do you have an officer in there that knows how to tie a tie?” Wicks answered.

It was a unique request on the emergency line.

"I already prepared all of his clothes, ironed and everything and pants and stuff, and so only thing that was left was his tie. I said, 'Oh my goodness how am I gonna tie this tie?'" Wicks told WCJB of her thought process.

That’s when she drove to the station for some help. 

A trained 911 call-taker, Hannah Mesh, picked up. Once Mesh heard the request, she decided to step in to help.

"I said, ‘You can tie this tie?' and she was like, 'Yeah,' so she took the tie from me and put it around her neck and she tied it. I said, ‘Oh my goodness, I am so happy, y'all make my day,'” Wicks said.

Mesh said she was more than happy to lend a helping hand.

"That small task throughout our entire day made my day and a lot of my coworkers' days,” Mesh said. “It made us thankful that there's still people like her out there."

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