When life gets overwhelming, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But, a recent event in Memphis, Tennessee proves that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope.
On Thursday, Memphis police responded to a call about a person standing on the edge of a bridge on Interstate 40. When officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old who had recently become a father. He was stressed about his new role in life and feeling overwhelmed by life in general.
Officer Shaw, a mother herself, was able to relate to the teen’s struggles. She spoke with him for nearly 15 minutes and was able to convince him to hold on to her while she helped him to safety. After being pulled from the ledge, the two hugged, and Officer Shaw told him “Things will get better.” The 17-year-old thanked the officer for being there and helping him.
This story is a reminder that no matter how dark life can seem, there is always hope. Officer Shaw’s act of kindness and compassion was able to help the teen in ways that words alone could not. It is a powerful testament to the power of human connection and the importance of reaching out for help when needed.