“It was my nephew’s 6th birthday and I was determined to make it to his party, despite a two-hour drive. My sister and brother-in-law had recently divorced, and it had been hard on little Jack. I desperately wanted to help lift his spirits, so I got the gift I knew he really wanted, even though it was a bit outside my price range: a Wii. I couldn’t wait to see his face when he opened the present!
“I got stuck in some traffic on the way to the party, so I pulled into a convenience store to gas up and grab a snack. When I walked back out to my car, I was horrified…the back door was wide open and Jack’s gift was gone. Devastated, I called 9-1-1. The operator said an officer was on his way, and she asked me what was stolen. I couldn’t help but cry as I told her about Jack’s gift.
“Thirty minutes later, as I filled out the police report, a man walked up and asked if I was Sue, then handed me a bag. I blinked in shock—inside was a Wii! It turns out, he was the 9-1-1 operator’s husband and owned an electronics store. In tears, I hugged him and tried to pay him, but he shook his head and said, ‘I was dispatched to save a little boy’s day.’” —Sue Dodd, 48, Waynesboro, PA
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