Watch: Mich. deputy offers hug to driver in distress on side of the road
"Is there anything I can do to help you?" the deputy asks. The man responded saying, "Officer, I can use a hug"
By Ashley Silver
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. — A Michigan sheriff’s deputy responding to a report of an individual passed out on the side of the road found a completely different situation when he arrived — a man in need of a hug.
According to WXYZ News, deputy Jake Thorne found a man sobbing in his car on the side of the road and told the officer he was going through a difficult time.
"Is there anything I can do to help you?" Thorne asks in the video.
The man responded saying, "Officer, I can use a hug.”
Thorne then embraced the man, offering encouraging words and resources to help him. Thorne and his partner remained with him for 20 minutes to make sure everything was OK. The man informed the deputies that he was not suicidal and did not want to hurt himself, but had simply had a hard day.
"If you ever need anything, you just call, alright?" Thorne said before parting ways with the man.