Lonoke Act of Kindness


TURNS INTO AN ACT OF KINDNESS IN THE CITY OF LONOKE. A MAN’S ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR BROKE DOWN ON A BUSY STREET. HE MADE IT HOME SAFELY THOUGH, WITH THE HELP OF AN OFFICER. ((BOB)) A NEARBY BUSINESS TOOK PICTURES OF THE SWEET MOMENT… AND KARK 4’S REBECCA JEFFREY SHARES THEM WITH US. NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED… OR IN THIS CASE UNPUBLISHED. THE LIEUTENANT DID NOT DO THIS FOR THE PUBLICITY áá HE DIDN’T KNOW ANYONE SAW HIM… UNTIL HE RECEIVED A FEW FACEBOOK NOTIFICATIONS THAT PROVED HIS ACTIONS WOULD NOT GO UNNOTICED. ———— THERE WAS NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT WEDNESDAY FOR COURTNEY THRIFT. SHE WAS JUST TAKING CARE OF CLIENTS AT KREATIONS HAIR SALON IN LONOKE AS USUAL. “We were just working and this police officer had his blue lights on right in front of the salon and I was like, what is he doing?” IT WASN’T A CAR LT. MALCOLM COLE WAS CHECKING ON áá BUT AN ELDERLY MAN IN AN ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR. “It seemed like he was struggling.” THE MIDDLE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER WAS RUNNING AN ERRAND AND HEADING BACK TO CAMPUS WHEN HE CAME UPON THE MAN STOPPED IN THE ROAD. “I said what can I do for you? And he said oh I’ll be alright.” LT. COLE HAS INTERACTED WITH THE MAN BEFORE. HE SAYS HE’S VERY ACTIVE AND LIKES TO BE OUTSIDE. BUT THAT DAY HIS WHEELCHAIR BATTERY DIED AND HE STILL ANOTHER BLOCK OR SO TO GO TO GET HOME. “I said, ‘I can’t leave you out here it’s just way too hot,’ so I just started pushing him.” THRIFT CAPTURED THE MOMENT ON CAMERA FROM INSIDE THE SALON. “I’m going to put this on social media because I just want to show the kindness that’s normal in Lonoke.” “Necessarily feel like I did anything special, you know, I seen somebody that needed some help.” AN ACT HE DID, NOT TO BE SEEN HIMSELF, BUT SHOW KINDNESS TO HIS COMMUNITY. “It was a pleasure to help him.” LT. COLE CHECKED ON THE MAN THIS MORNING. HE’S DOING FINE AND IS ACTUALLY GETTING A NEW WHEELCHAIR NEXT WEEK… SO HE SHOULDN’T BE STRANDED ANYMORE. WE TRIED TO GO SEE HIM TOO áá BUT TRUE TO FORM… HE WAS OUT. BACK TO YOU. ((BOB)) AFTER MORE THAN 20 HOURS OF ANSWERING PHONES AND