Mindy Mathewson just experienced every mother's worst nightmare.
At 3 a.m. Mathewson drove to the hospital with her 1-year-old son because the boy was having trouble breathing. Unfortunately, she ended up getting pulled over because a taillight and a license plate light were out.
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As Officer Kyle Cleveringa explained to Mathewson why he pulled her over, he opened the back door and heard her son's labored breathing. Then he made a decision. Instead of writing the ticket, Cleveringa accompanied Mathewson to the hospital, but the kindness didn't stop there.
"He followed me to the hospital, helped me carry my things into the [ER], offered to hold my son while I filled out paperwork, gave my son a stuffed toy truck, and was helping to comfort him by talking to him and giving him high fives," Mathewson wrote on the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page.
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Mathewson's heartwarming post is a nice reminder that police officers are human, too.
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