A woman in Tennessee likely knew there was a good chance she would be pulled over. She was driving on a state road with two young boys in the back.

They were not in car seats as the law requires. “I was pulled over Wed morning by a TN State Trooper. When he came up to the car he asked “Why are the two boys in the back seat not in car seats?”

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That’s when the woman pulled out some paperwork and handed it over to the Trooper that told the whole story. “My answer was the two little boys were my foster sons who I had just got the night before. I showed him paper work and explained to him that when I got them they had the clothes they were wearing and that is about it. No carseat, no toys, no coats, and so on. He was very nice to the kids and to me. He asked me for my phone number. I gave it to him.”

Now, this is where most encounters with a law enforcement officer would end. However, Trooper Tidwell felt the need to go above and beyond his duty for a newly formed family in need around Christmas.

“His wife called me and asked about the boys. This morning Officer Tidwell met me in Waverly, him and his wife had purchased gifts for the boys. Not just the two boys in the back seat but, their older brother too.”

The unidentified woman, in a Facebook post, was extremely thankful for the actions of Trooper Tidwell.

“I can not thank him enough for the kindness he has shown these three boys. I never asked him for anything. He and his wife acted out of the kindness of their hearts. He showed these boys that there are very nice cops out there and I hope he has left a lasting impression on them that cops are good. The boys has been telling everyone that ‘cops are nice’. He has made their day. You hear way too much negative stuff now days so, here is some good news for you all.”

Many people who commented on the post praised the actions of the officer:

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Here is the full post from the Tennessee Highway Patrol: