Can’t write..cause..crying.. OK. Get it together Eve. Listen, the world can be a giant fantastic suckfest full of suck and then I read about a story like this and I want to just hug the hell out of everyone involved because people are so awesome and FULL OF WIN. A single mom in Miami was shoplifting 300 dollars worth of groceries because her kids were hungry. She just took her cart and tried to mosey on out of the store with all of this food to feed her family. Store security said not so fast, detained the mom, called the cops and according to CNN:
When Officer Vicki Thomas asked Robles why she did it, the young mother said her children were hungry.
Thomas looked at Robles’ criminal history and didn’t find any major charges, WSVN reported. Instead of being taken into custody, Robles was issued a notice to appear in court and charged with a misdemeanor.
When the officer asked if she had food at home, Robles said, “I looked at her in her face, and I told her, ‘Not at all.’”
Thomas decided — in addition to telling Robles about food banks, churches and other places she could get food – she was going to help Robles and her family.
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry,” she said.
Thomas went back inside Publix and purchased $100 worth of groceries for the family. She told CNN on Tuesday she used her debit card.
The mom will be charged with a misdemeanor, and yeah, it is a crime and all but I can’t help thinking this story deserved a happy ending because you know what? Being poor SUCKS. And this story gets even better because that’s not all, since the local news affiliate reported on this story more people have come foreward to help Robles and her family and a call center even gave Robles a job. If you feel like getting all weepy with me, head on over here and watch the video, and I will be the first one to start this happy good news GIF PARTY!
(Image: CNN video)