When 7 year-old Savion Lathrop made his way to a Kansas City, Missouri bus stop to get to school one morning, he ended up waiting over two hours with no bus in sight.
As a Kansas City Police Department squad car was passing him by and noticed him sitting alone at the bus stop, they offered to let him hop in the car for a ride to school. What resulted was a day Savion would never forget.
“I was waiting at the bus stop for two hours, the bus didn’t come to pick me up,” Savion told Fox reporters.
After getting dropped off to the bus stop, Savion waited for hours in hopes that the bus would eventually come to take him to school.
“He’s like, ‘I wanna get on the bus by myself.’ It’s just not cool for mom to stand with him at the bus stop anymore,” Savion’s mother told reporters.
As he waited alone for a bus that was not coming, two officers pulled up right in front of him.
“They said to me, ‘where are you going?’ I said, ‘I’m trying to go to school,’” Savion explained.
“I asked him if he wanted a ride to school, he said, ‘I can’t get in the car, you’re a stranger,’” said Kansas City Police Department Officer Livers.
Surprised at how responsibly Savion handled the situation, the Officers offered to call his mother to ask for permission, to which she graciously accepted.
“We let him ride in the front seat on the way to school. He was in a really good mood. He’s like ‘let’s go get those bad guys,” the Officers recalled.
To make his morning even better, the Officers stopped by a local McDonald’s to pick up breakfast for Savion, who said it was his favorite place to eat at.
“Just out of the blue he told us his favorite movie was ‘Major Payne.’ We’re both fans of ‘Major Payne.’ Pretty much the whole time we’re driving in the car, we’re quoting the movie, he’s quoting it with us,” Officer Livers told reporters.
Somehow, these officers found more and more in common with young Savion, and the trip became a joy for all people involved.
Savion’s mother made sure to call Kansas City Police Department Chief Darryl Forte to give him a special thanks for going above and beyond his duties as an Officer.
The officers say that day is one they will never forget, and we imagine Savion feels the same way!
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[Source: Fox 4 KC]
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