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Duluth officer praised for act of kindness toward stranded mom, child

Officer praised for helping stranded mom and child

Officer Addington with the Duluth Police is being praised on social media for his act of kindness.

Around 2 a.m. Tuesday, Addington was driving down Pleasant Hill Road near Sidney Lanier Boulevard when he saw a woman and child walking down the road.

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Considering the time, the officer stopped to make sure the two were OK.

That’s when the woman said her car had broken down, and she and her son were trying to get to Dacula, where her sister lives. The sister was unable to pick the two of them up, the woman said. Dacula is about 15 miles from Duluth.

“Officer Addington decided he would call and pay for an Uber for her and her son to get to her sister's house safely,” Duluth Police posted on its Facebook page. “Officer Addington had no hesitation on what course of action to take, his concern for the well-being of the mother and child were the only thing that he cared about at that moment.”

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The post has been shared nearly 3,000 times, and has more than 5,000 reactions.

Twitter also sang the officer’s praises.