A Wisconsin police officer went above and beyond when he helped an elderly man with Parkinson’s disease tie his tie (video below).
Don Abrams was about to enter Congregation Emanu-El B'Ne Jeshurun in River Hills, Wisconsin, for Rosh Hashanah services when he spotted off-duty officer Jason Birschbach, WISN reported. Bircschbach was providing security for the event.
Abrams approached Birschbach and asked him to help with his tie so that he could attend services dressed appropriately. The officer obliged, and the exchange was caught on camera by a woman working at the synagogue.
“I wore a tie almost every day for over 40 years and now I can't tie it so it's very frustrating,” Abrams told WISN. “Here was a man who is acting in a very positive way. It's heart-warming.”
The woman who originally posted the video to Facebook said she did so because “no one sees the positive things anymore due to all the negative stuff in the media about police.”
Birschbach said that despite being uncomfortable with the attention he’s been getting, he was happy to help the man and glad that a positive message was spread.
“I think people relate to it because they're happy to see things in the media that are positive toward police,” he said.