For anyone who has a son or daughter with autism, you know it poses a set of daily challenges that can become overwhelming. It is certainly a joy to be around those with autism as they tend to have a zeal for life that we often take for granted, but that also means they can be difficult to calm down again.
Christy Richardson was recently experiencing that precise problem when her son Bubba got overly agitated. Unable to ease his anxiety on her own, she decided to call the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office because she knew Bubba just loved officers.
Deputy Loftis arrived at the scene, and to Christy’s surprise, he dropped in the middle of the driveway and started to do push-ups. As he taught Bubba how to do the same, the boy’s nerves were quickly calmed.
Bubba was all smiles as he hit the pavement with Loftis and released his pent-up energy with some good ol’ fashioned exercise. His proud mama posted the touching interaction on Facebook, and it quickly gained viral attention.
She wrote, “An Officer and Bubba (a boy with Autism)..They both had me laughing. So tell me again how you think all cops are bad?”