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Take it from someone who lived there for ten years — Utah is home to some of the nicest people on the planet. If you don’t believe me, check out what one Utah officer did for a Burger King Employee.

Random acts of kindness shouldn’t really be called such at all. Because kindness shouldn’t be random, but a quality we carry with us in each and every situation.

Recently Steve Olson, an officer and good Samaritan, decided he wasn’t going to stand by and watch someone else suffer at the hands of a thief. When he learned that 35-year-old Troy Roberts was in need of a new bicycle, the officer swooped in and saved the day.

Roberts, who works at a Burger King in Midvale, Utah, has Williams syndrome. “It’s where kids like me go off the walls and go really hyper and laugh and giggle,” he explained in an interview.

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But his disability hasn’t stopped Roberts from acting as a star employee. Employee of the Month on multiple occasions, Roberts is known by others for his solid work ethic.

“He’s always here cleaning and making sure everything looks good for the customers,” Oscar Cuevas, a fellow co-worker, shared.

Sadly, Roberts’ bike was stolen from the apartment complex where he lives. “I was heartbroken at that time,” he admitted.

But his heartbreak wouldn’t last for long thanks to Olson. They’d only had one previous conversation about the bicycle theft, but that was all it took for Olson to return with a surprise taken out of his own means.


“Troy saw the bike and he started crying,” co-worker Larcy Sayetsitty said. “He was happy and he was surprised, and I was surprised too.”

According to the Cottonwood Heights Police Department, Olson has served as an officer for 38 years. It’s heartwarming to know that between all the speeding tickets and criminal encounters, there are those in law enforcement who take time to put a smile on a citizen’s face.


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“There’s a lot of negativity in the news right now,” Burger King customer Jesse Draper said. “But this is a wonderful thing to happen right here.”

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Draper was able to take some photos of the exchange between Roberts and Olson. “The expression on his face was incredible,” Draper recalled.

It’s people like Olson who remind us there is still good in the world. We could all serve to take more notice of other’s needs, and act on those observations just like Olson did with Troy Roberts’ bike.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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