A Georgia woman on her way to work stopped to ask if everything was okay with a police officer at the side of the road and created a scene that attracted the attention of passing motorists.
Kendra Powell, who is African American, noticed that the boot of the officer’s car was open and that he was alone, according to MadWorldNews.
“I said good morning and asked if he was okay and needed help,” Powell wrote, MadWorldNews reported. “He smiled a brilliant smile and replied no ma’am that he was cleaning his windows. He showed the bottle and towels to me and I told him he had the good stuff.”
The officer then noticed the windows on Powell’s vehicle were dirty, so he asked if he could wash them. She refused once, but the officer insisted he wanted to do it.
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“Every passerby had a stunned expression on their faces,” Powell wrote.
Other motorists stopped, including an elderly couple who asked the officer if he could wash their windows. When they said they wished to pay him, the cop responded that he was looking for something else.
He requested the people to come together and pray for his protection, given the current situation facing police across the country.
The group of people, including Powell, held hands as they prayed.
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“White hands, black hands, officer hands, young hands, and old hands…gave glory like never before,” she wrote.
Powell did not mind being late for work as a result.
Other people throughout the country have shown their support for the police in different ways. In Colorado, 11-year-old Emily Donahue delivered 12 gift bags to local officers at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
“I appreciate that they keep us safe and are always there to help when we need it,” Emily told KDVR.
The bags included blue Gatorade, gum, Chapstick and trail mix.
“I think they probably felt like somebody actually does appreciate them and they’re not all alone,” Emily added.
The sheriff’s office was grateful for the gesture, including the treats Emily provided for the police dogs.
“We are so appreciative of the support that our community has shown us during this time,” the office said in a statement. “The continued support of our community makes doing our job a pleasure. We are truly blessed to serve the citizens of Douglas County.”