A police officer has been praised on social media after he took a stranded young family to a nearby McDonald’s after their vehicle broke down.
The mother, father and young children had been stranded for five hours as they waited for a recovery truck to come and help them.
During his patrol, a Roads Policing Unit officer came across the family and stopped to make sure that they were all ok.
It soon transpired that the family were starving and in desperately needed to use the bathroom; having been stuck in their car for over five hours.
So the police officer offered to take them down to a local McDonald’s so they could buy some food and use the restrooms before he took them back to their vehicle.
The officer concerned tweeted:
‘Family with small kids have been stranded at the side of the road for 5 hours awaiting recovery…….. they’re all starving and need a wee …so I’ve whipped them up the golden arches for both and will take em back with a hot take out’.
Twitter users were quick to praise the officer for going above and beyond and for ensuring that the family had some food before they were eventually recovered from the roadside late on Monday evening.
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