While at the Hardee’s drive-thru a Tennessee police officer found out a lady in front of him paid for his breakfast, so he decided to pay her back for the generous act in his own way.
Angel Brooks told the drive-thru worker “Whoever pulls up behind me, just pay for his breakfast,” . “We’ve been so blessed with people helping us out.”
“Being in a small town, I started asking around and found out who she was,” said officer Yates.
With a little investigation officer Yates was able to tracked Brooks on social media and discovered her husband, Jeff, is fighting terminal pancreatic cancer and her daughter, Megan, has cerebral palsy.
“It made me realize that about everybody that you come in contact with is worrying about all the small things in life,” officer Yates said. “That really don’t hold a candle to what some people are dealing with.”
So he went around to fellow officers asked them to donate to Brooks and within an hour he has collected $520 . But her didn’t stop there Yates even got a few churches in the area to start collecting donations.
“It’s very overwhelming. I got teary eyed. I’m not going to lie,” said Jeff Brooks.
“I broke down. I cried. I’m a big man but I’ve got a big heart,” Yates said.
“It really has touched me,” Angel Brooks said.
The three of them have formed a connection and Yates is planning to take Jeff Brooks fishing soon.