It was supposed to be Chy-Niece Thacker’s day to shine. But things weren’t going as she planned.

When you’ve got a big day ahead of you, the last thing you need is car troubles. And if that wouldn’t be bad enough, try adding in being pulled over by the cops!

Thacker from Virginia was driving to an interview when she ran into some bad luck. Not only did her brake lights go out, but a police officer noticed and began signaling her to pull over.

That hopeful Virginia morning now took a turn for the worst for Thacker. If she didn’t play her cards right, she knew that she might not make that job interview at all. She pulled over to the side. The cop slowly approached the car and Thacker quickly reached for something in her glove compartment.

WhenThacker saw that Officer Jenkins was pulling her over, she got worried. She started fumbling through her glove compartment looking for her registration and insurance information.

However, as soon as Officer Jenkins got close enough, he told her not to bother. He wasn’t pulling her over for any reason but to tell her that her brake light was out.

“As he walked to the car, and I was pulling out my stuff, he quickly said, ‘Don’t worry about pulling anything out. I just want you to know that your brake lights are out,’” Thacker wrote on her Facebook page.

At that point, Thacker felt like she could trust Officer Jenkins. Because he was just trying to make sure she was safe on the road, she decided to unburden her frustrations on him. She told him that she’d just replaced her brake lights in July and was worried that this would result in another expensive test to check her car’s wiring.

“He looked at me like (worried emoji) and told me to pop the trunk. He checked the lights in the trunk and tapped them, but they didn’t come on. So he told me to pop the hood to check the relay box then asked me to get out to check the other one,” she wrote.

Thacker was impressed with Officer Jenkins because he demonstrated his commitment to the community. Instead of issuing a ticket, he just wanted to help. That’s why Thacker was happy to talk to WTVR CBS 6 about the happy interaction.

“I don’t want anyone slamming into the back of you,” she remembered him saying

Thacker was happy to announce that Jenkins “went above and beyond” what was expected.

“He could’ve easily given me a ticket, but Officer Jenkins stepped out of officer role and into mechanic role to make sure I was straight.”

She added the hashtag #HesABlessing.

The Henrico County Police Department also recognized the officer for his good deed. According to the Magellan Times, they shared Thacker’s post on Facebook along with the following message:

“Thank you Chy-Niece Thacker for sharing this about one of our officers. We are so proud of our officers, especially when we see citizens share things like this. Above and beyond the call of duty, Officer Jenkins. Service to our community is what it’s all about.”

In a world where there’s a lot of negativity, it’s a positive story that’s warming hearts. Hopefully, it brightened your day too!

Sources: AWM, WTVR, Magellan Times

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