Yesterday KCBD reported the story of Lubbock resident Ken Harris who was stopped by a DPS Trooper for expired registration but didn't get a ticket.
Instead, when Trooper Welsh learned Harris was low on gas and money, he gave Harris a warning and bought him a tank of gas.
Harris posted the selfie he took with Trooper Welsh to Facebook and it quickly went viral with more than two hundred thousands likes and seventy-six thousand shares.
There are two wonderful stories here.
First is the kindness of Trooper Welsh. In my mind, Texas DPS Troopers are some of the finest state law enforcement anywhere.
But there is a second lesson here, and it is found in the story of gratitude demonstrated by Mr. Harris. We wouldn't know about Trooper Welsh's extraordinary act if he hadn't shared it.
Consider this...Ken Harris said it best, we all need to pay it forward. Generosity and gratitude go together like "please" and "thank you."
Thank you, to Trooper Welsh and to Ken Harris for reminding us our world is made better one act of kindness at a time.
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'Consider This' is a commentary by KCBD Vice-President and General Manager Dan Jackson.