Naomi Norelli has been through a lot. The single mother was diagnosed with cancer during her second pregnancy. After overcoming the condition, she moved to Denver for a new job.
Right after she arrived, the job fell through. The Colorado mother was able to get a new job, but then her newly purchased car died. Though she realized the dealer had duped her, she still needed to pay $400 for new registration tags. However, she just couldn’t afford them.
“Trying to cover rent, child care, food, groceries, the whole nine yards on one budget is really hard,” Naomi said.
She was driving to work one day when a police officer pulled her over for the expired tags. Then she explained why they were so old.
“The police officer asked why my tags were so far expired. I explained, ‘Well, it’s between the tag and the groceries, essentially.’ I am a single parent with two kids under the age of 5 and just trying to make those ends meet with the kids is really challenging,” the mom said.
Naomi understood why the officer wrote her a ticket, though she still couldn’t help but be heartbroken over the new bill.
“Got to work, was pretty much in tears about the ticket,” she said.
That’s when two officers showed up at her office with bags of groceries. Grateful for the surprise, she sent the officers a thank-you note with the help of her coworkers.
Then she got a call from the police chief, who said he’d seen the note and wanted to help. An anonymous donor paid for her ticket, and then the officers got her more groceries, a Starbucks gift card, and a toy for her son.
“I was totally and completely stunned,” Naomi said.
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