Dad of 4 has card declined buying groceries then sees cop rushing over

It can feel like the news is flooded with negativity. However, there are a lot of heartwarming stories too that restore your faith in humanity – just like the one below.

One day, Cleveland, Tennessee, police officer Michael Kelly was working security at the local Walmart.
While Officer Kelly was on duty, he noticed a father and four kids going through the self-checkout lane.

Kelly had often seen the family shopping, having taken note because the kids were so well-behaved. When the father tried to pay, however, his card was declined.
Dad of 4 has card declined buying groceries then sees cop rushing over

He told Inside Edition: “They went to self-checkout, and he went to put his card in. The attendant says, ‘I am sorry’ [and] they start walking out.”

At that moment, something compelled the officer to help.
After the father couldn’t buy his groceries, the officer wondered if he and the kids would have enough to eat. He couldn’t just sit by while they left empty-handed, so he decided to pay for their items himself.