Officer Swiftly Comes To Mom And Son’s Aid When He Spots Them In A Parked Car On Highway

Officer Swiftly Comes To Mom And Son’s Aid When He Spots Them In A Parked Car On Highway

A South Carolina state trooper went above and beyond to help soothe an autistic boy after his mother’s car broke down and they were stuck on the side of the highway.

Charlie Watkis claimed she and her son, Jeriah, were stuck and broken down on highway 170 when State Trooper Adam Klimek showed up like a guardian angel.

Watkis relayed how Jeriah was upset because of the traffic and the heat that day was starting to get to him:

“The first thing my son did when he saw the blue lights was look at me [to say] ‘I think we’re in trouble.'”

“He was having a tough time with the traffic that was going by him, at one point he even had to put on ear muffs to drown out the sound that was irritating him.”

Klimek let the mother and son to sit in his patrol car with him and then made sure the boy was comfy and relaxed.

“Officer Klimek found ways to occupy him while I was trying to make phone calls to find out how long it was going to be for the tow truck to come and it was hard for me to concentrate on that and tend to Jeriah at the same time.”

“I knew that he was having problems, so when i invited them back to my car, we talked about his interests and one of his interests was playing on his iPad actually, I asked him what do you like to do on your iPad, and he said watch Netflix, so I knew right then. I got my computer out, logged into my Netflix and had him choose his own movie to watch while we waited for the tow truck. He chose ‘Curious George,’ one of his favorites.”

Watkis was so grateful and thanked Klimek for staying with her and her son to make sure he was calm and in good spirits, but the officer refused to claim any credit for the simple act.

“I really don’t think I went above and beyond, I treated them like I hope my family would be treated if they were on the side of the road.”

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