Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Huppert does his best to keep vehicles under the speed limit in Dane County. Huppert noticed cars going a bit too fast in a small, family suburb in Madison, WI and he went to monitor traffic in the area to keep it safe for those spending time outside.
Image from viral Facebook post that was taken by boy's mother.
Huppert had only been sitting on the street observing traffic for ten minutes when two young boys living in the neighborhood approached him. The two boys were curious and began asking about Huppert's motorcycle and how his laser speed gun worked. Next came a question that took Huppert by surprise. "Can you see how fast I can run?" Without question, Sheriff's Deputy Todd Huppert responded, "Absolutely." Within seconds, the boys took off running down the street. Using his LTI 20/20 UltraLyte Laser Speed Gun, Huppert recorded them running at 11 MPH.
The boy's mother took a photo of the interaction to show the world what a small act of kindness can do to "make a difference in a child’s life". The photo has been re-shared more than 8,000 times.
Huppert says, "It makes you feel good, being a father and seeing just the joy in the kid’s faces. Ultimately, that is what we're out here doing. We’re trying to keep things safe, especially for the little ones."
A Meaningful Moment Captured. - News Cast by WISC-TV, News 3
June 30, 2016 - Dane County, Wisconsin.