Earlier this week, a diabetic man got both his medication and groceries stolen in a Walmart parking lot in Houston, Texas. But instead of having to repurchase all of the items that were stolen, a police officer stepped in to save the man’s day, Fox News reported.
After the man a diabetic episode in the store’s parking lot, causing him to collapse, emergency medical services were called to attend to him. When the man came to, he realized that his groceries had been stolen, and went back into Walmart and employees if they could help him out with his lost items.
Houston Police Officer Kristen Koryciak, who was working as a security guard to earn extra income, was the officer in charge at the time and heard what had happened. Koryciak immediately felt her heart go out to the man, as her own father is diabetic.
She gathered that the man was on a fixed income and decided to play his guardian angel for the day.
“I offered to buy his groceries to get him some food because he was diabetic and I know that he needed to eat,” Koryciak said.
She replaced his groceries which consisted of vegetables, oatmeal, medication and a few “essential items” — around $25 total.
Officer Koryciak said she “didn’t think twice” about helping out the man. She added that she “would do it again in a heartbeat,” not because she wants attention or publicity, but because she believes it’s important to “pay it forward.”
The officer also encouraged people to step in if they ever see something happened like what happened to the man. Instead of watching something bad happen, or worse, film it, step in and help out the victim.
“If you see somebody being mistreated, or somebody being taken advantage of, say something,” she said.
(H/T: Fox News)