This feel good story may force you to break out the tissues. After witnessing a young man’s dedication, California police officers come together, changing his life forever.
Late one night, Corporal Kirk Keffer spotted a young man walking home.
“Usually in the industrial area, there’s no foot traffic, so it was kind of weird to see someone walking around on foot,” he remembers.
Keffer stopped to ask why the man was walking at such a time. Jourdan Duncan gave a simple explanation. He always walked.
Trying to further understand the situation, the officer asked where he was walking from at such a late hour.
Jourdan informed the policeman he traveled, on foot, to and from his job. The eight-mile journey took him an astonishing four-hours everyday. The young man happened to be on his way home.
Keffer was shocked at the boy’s explanation. The kindhearted man instantly offered Jourdan a ride home. During their time together, Jourdan shared a little more of his story.
The teen volunteered to walk for a simple reason. It was the sacrifice he made for a better future. Jourdan was saving money to pursue an education.
The officer decided that information was worth spreading. The man informed his co-workers of the young man’s enthusiasm for his future and his strong work ethic.
After a unanimous vote, it was determined Jourdan deserved some recognition. The Benicia Police Department purchased a bike for the teen, eliminating the biggest burden weighing on his shoulders. The group wanted to encourage the young man’s already impressive motivation.
Once he was presented with the bike, Jourdan was full of emotion.
In the heart warming group Facebook photo, Keffer offered a kind reminder.
“You never know someone’s story until you talk to them,” the officer said. “…A young man moved our officers to help him with his future.”Share on Facebook