It’s the last thing a Texas man expected when a Plano police officer pulled him over for an expired registration.
Hayden Carlo, a 25-year-old married father of two, told the officer he didn’t have any explanation for not getting it renewed except that he didn’t have the money.
“You get paid, pay your bills, and there’s your money. It’s gone,” Carlo told KTVT-TV. “I said, ‘it was either feed my kids or get my registration done.”
The officer wrote a citation and handed it to Carlo, who couldn’t believe what he saw inside.
“Opened it up and there’s a $100 bill. I broke down in my car, what else could I do,” Carlo said.
The officer, who wants to remain anonymous, didn’t tell anyone what he did, but Carlo’s grandfather wrote the police department a letter to thank them.
“You just don’t find that many officers who do this type of thing,” Billy McIntire told KTVT.
Plano police spokesman David Tilley said the officer told him, “this young man needed it more than him and it was just the right thing to do.”
Carlo used the money to update both his and his wife’s car registrations.
“He helped me out when I needed it and I appreciate that,” Carlo said. “It definitely restored my faith in God.”