Luckily, this incident ended in an inspirational selfie instead of a disaster.

To protect, take selfies, and serve.
To protect, take selfies, and serve.

Sometimes, the smallest gestures of kindness can inspire people the world over. This is one of those times. Which is a relief, because it could have gone much, much worse.

Houston Police Officer Tommi Jones Kelley pulled into a gas station one early morning during a heavy rain, and got out to gas up her patrol car. While she was busy, a strange young man suddenly materialized out of the darkness behind her. Instead of losing her cool, Officer Kelley heard him out. And because of her restraint, the Internet has a new source of feels.

Sources: Tommi Jones Kelley