A Texas State Trooper’s Act of Kindness

When an elderly woman can't afford to get tires replaced, a Texas state trooper steps in

A Genuine Act of Kindness

Mary Summers, a 92-year-old woman from Texas, found herself in a difficult situation when she couldn’t afford to replace a worn-out tire on her car. Unbeknownst to her, a Texas state trooper overheard her conversation with the mechanic at Integrity Tires in Richmond, Texas. Little did Mary know, this trooper would soon come to her rescue.

A Costly Dilemma

When Mary took her car to the repair shop after rolling over a nail, she hoped to have just one tire patched up. However, Omar Oregueda, the mechanic, explained that all four tires were dangerously worn and needed to be replaced. The cost of the repairs, a whopping $600, was more than Mary could afford.

A Disappointing Departure

Heartbroken by the news, Mary prepared to leave the shop empty-handed. She slowly pulled her walker closer and prepared to stand up, her disappointment evident. Unbeknownst to her, the trooper was listening to the entire conversation from behind.

A Pleasant Surprise

Just before leaving the shop, DPS Trooper Drew Stoner quietly approached the desk behind Mary and left her a surprise. When Omar returned to speak with Mary again, he delivered incredible news – she would receive four new tires, at no cost. Mary couldn’t believe her ears and was overcome with gratitude.

A Generous Gesture

Not only did Trooper Stoner pay for the tires, but Omar also wanted to do something nice for Mary. He offered her a free oil change as well. Omar’s act of kindness touched Mary’s heart, and she tearfully expressed her gratitude.

Spreading Kindness

The story of Trooper Stoner’s act of kindness quickly spread online, with people praising his selflessness. Many commended him for embodying the true spirit of America – helping one another without hesitation. It is clear that this trooper’s actions have touched the hearts of many.

A Hero Among Us

While Trooper Stoner gained attention for helping Mary, it was not the first time he had shown such bravery and dedication. In the previous year, he was awarded the Medal of Valor, the highest honor of the DPS, for apprehending a shooter and saving a woman with gunshot wounds. It is evident that Trooper Stoner is a true hero who genuinely wants to make a difference for the good of the community.

We are incredibly fortunate to have officers like Trooper Drew Stoner who go above and beyond the call of duty. Let us extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for his outstanding work and unwavering dedication.