Police and firefighters from New York to Los Angeles helped improve Mother's Day for a few lucky people on Sunday.
In Staten Island, New York, a few moms were pulled over by police for what seemed like a speeding ticket. Instead, they got long-stemmed roses. Down in Westmoreland, Tennessee, something similar was happening: cops were pulling over cars left and right, but instead of writing up tickets they were giving out roses.
Even up north in Alberta, Canada, a massive wildfire that has now forced more than 80,000 people to evacuate should have made everyone forget about Mother's Day. Instead, a group of firefighters ended up delivering flowers to some of the mothers who had to evacuate their homes this week.
But perhaps no story can top what happened in Los Angeles, where two officers helped a young couple safely deliver their child. The couple was pulled over for speeding at 5 a.m. while racing to the hospital while the mother, Sasha Murphy, was in labor.
When they realized why the couple was speeding, the police offered an escort to Dignity Health California Medical Center. However, the new baby boy Messiah was born inside the vehicle.
"The officers' quick thinking, compassion, reasoning and loving character reflected positively in our community," the LAPD told the Los Angeles Times. "These two officers understand the importance of our mission, vision and core values and should be commended."
These stories are just a remarkable reminder that even on Mother's Day, so many men and women in uniform are doing their best to bring a little light into people's lives.
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