Police Officer Goes Above and Beyond to Help Desperate New Mom With Formula at 2 a.m.

A police officer from Miami is winning hearts across the internet for all the right reasons this week after he went above and beyond the call of duty to help a frantic new mom in the trenches.

At 2 a.m. on June 15, Corporal Hunter Willoughby of the Miami Township Police received a 911 call that tugged at his heartstrings. A new mom was frantic—her breast milk had dried up, and she couldn’t find formula for her 1-week-old baby. Willoughby, a dad of two young daughters, understood her panic all too well.

“My heart went out to her,” Willoughby says. “She said her baby had been screaming for a couple of hours and I’m a dad — I know how hard that can be. Those first few months are a whirlwind of emotions.”

Imagining his own children in such distress, he jumped into action. Knowing all too well how overwhelming those early months can be, he set out to help.

Chief of Police Mike Mills shared the body cam footage of Willoughby driving to a closed Meijer supermarket. He used his flashlight to knock on the glass door, hoping someone was inside. His intuition was right; an employee let him in after hearing the situation. Willoughby quickly grabbed the formula and even picked up two baby bottles, just in case..

“You don’t often hear about everything a police officer does in the course of their shift, but I do, and this is an example of the Miami Township Way,” Mills wrote with the footage.

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of foreverymom.com. An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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