Many recent headlines have shed negative light on the police force, but this is a story all about kindness and appreciation.
Robert Wood returned from Alaska with his two young sons, his wife, and their baby-to-be. They hadn’t found housing yet, so they planned on sleeping in their car at a nearby park to save money. It was a cold night.
After the park closed for the night, an officer came knocking on the car window.
Eugene Police Lt. David Natt saw Robert’s four4-year-old son sleeping on his chest. His wife Heather, pregnant with their third child, had their two-year-old son Logan sleeping on her.
That’s when Lt. Natt did something that changed the Wood family forever. He offered the family two nights at a hotel in conjunction with the University Fellowship Church in Eugene.
The two nights in the hotel allowed the family enough time to secure temporary housing with a friend while they looked for something permanent — anything with two bedrooms in a safe neighborhood. Robert was so moved by the officer’s act of kindness that he shared the story with family and friends on Facebook. Over the next week, the post went viral and people from all over the world expressed their gratitude and thanks.
“He made me want to be able to do the same kinds of things for other people,” Robert said. “He took away the shame and let me know that he’s just a person, I’m just a person and things like this happen. It was moving.”
Coincidentally, the two men said they are vets from the same Marine Corps unit about 10 years apart. And, get this: Robert now says if their third child is a boy, they’re thinking about naming him David!
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