A police officer in Jackson, New Jersey, went above and beyond the call of duty to help an elderly woman in need.
Eleanor Metzger, 84, said the act of kindness began when she needed to eat so she could take her medication on Sept. 10 but was unable to get her microwave working properly, ABC 7 reported. Metzger, who suffers from arthritis, needed help quickly.
Metzger used Life Alert to call for assistance, and Officer James Reynolds responded.
“So I said to him, 'I'm so hungry and I can't find the plug, no electricity,'” Metzger told ABC 7. Reynolds then took it upon himself to handle the situation.
“He fixed the microwave, he heated the whole meal up, and when it was all done he put it on the table and he cut the meat up and the potatoes, and then he said, 'Here, you sit here and enjoy it,'" she said. “He did the dishes, cleaned up, wiped the table. He's a good man.”
Reynolds, a 13-year veteran of the police, said he was happy to help the woman out.
“It's nice. Anytime that I can do something to make someone's day better, it makes my day better,” he said. “Police officers do this kind of thing every day, maybe not cook meals, but there's always a positive side and I'm glad to see it's getting some attention.”
Photo credit: Screenshot via ABC 7