A kind policeman takes a pregnant woman to hospital and stays by her side during the birth. Just after the baby is born, he discovers something unexpected and ends up becoming the baby’s father.
When couples plan to have a baby, they have many things to consider. There’s nothing like the joy of parenthood, but we can’t ignore the fact that a child deserves a happy life too. We can all agree on that, can’t we?
Unfortunately, many young parents are different, and in their joy of welcoming their baby they don’t realise what lies ahead. This is exactly what happened to a young mother called Caroline, who went into labour accidentally in the street.
From the beginning of the day, Caroline was not feeling very well. She was living with her boyfriend Jacob in New York and working as a software engineer. She and her boyfriend were over the moon when they found out they were going to be parents.
Life was perfect, Caroline thought. But one day everything changed…
It was a moderately sunny morning and Officer Santos was on his way to the police station. In his rush to get to work on time, he missed his morning meal, so he decided to have a quick breakfast before heading to the police station and turned the car around to his favourite café.
Once there, he took his order and returned to the car, immediately taking a satisfied bite from his breakfast, unable to resist the temptation.
“God, the staff here deserve a promotion! This is the best bagel I’ve ever had in my life!” – he exclaimed contentedly, keeping his eyes on the bagel.
After eating his bagel, Officer Santos got back behind the wheel and decided to have coffee at work. As he exited the fast food restaurant, he turned towards the police station, but suddenly noticed something and stopped.
“What’s going on there?” – he asked himself.
Constable Santos noticed a large crowd gathered at the corner and immediately got out of the car to rush to the scene.
As he made his way through the crowd to the pavement, he noticed a woman who was crying pitifully in pain. “Has the ambulance arrived yet? We must get her to the hospital as soon as possible! She’s in labour!” – shouted the woman, and Officer Santos realised what had happened.
The woman went into painful contractions and had to be rushed to hospital. Constable Santos was late for work, but after seeing the woman’s condition, he could think of nothing else to do but help her.
Without wasting a minute, he made a decision. He then decided not to wait for an ambulance but to carry the woman to his car and asked others for help. “Pick her up and put her in my car! I know a shorter way to the city hospital,” he suggested, and several people rushed to his aid.
Together they lifted the woman and carried her safely to Constable Santos’ car, who later took her to hospital.
“Ma’am, it’s going to be all right,” he comforted her as she continued to scream in pain. “It’ll only take us ten minutes. Please hold on!”
Officer Santos drove as fast as he could and arrived at the hospital in ten minutes, which seemed like nothing short of an eternity. Once there, he quickly called a nurse and the woman was escorted to the emergency room.
To make sure the woman was alright, he stayed at the hospital until the birth and called the police station to warn them that he would be late.
Throughout the birth, Officer Santos did not leave the room. He waited outside the room and finally the doctor came up to him and announced that the birth had been successful. The woman had given birth to a baby girl.
“The woman and child are safe. You will be able to see them in a little while,” the doctor added with a smile.
Policeman Santos visited the woman after she was transferred to the general ward and offered to contact her family on her behalf, but as soon as he mentioned it, she burst into tears.
“No one is coming,” she replied, trembling. “I have no family because I am an orphan and the child’s father abandoned me. He didn’t want to take responsibility, so he left! You are free to go, officer. Thank you for your help in bringing me here. I can do the rest on my own.”
Officer Santos did not know what to do. Before leaving the hospital, he brought her some fruit and exchanged phone numbers so that she could contact him if she needed anything. But things had changed for the better.
Officer Santos began visiting Caroline at the hospital every day and took care of her until she was discharged from the hospital.
“You don’t have to do that, Officer,” Caroline said each time, and he smiled. “I’m just doing my job. Protecting and serving the citizens… ma’am!”
“Caroline,” she corrected once. “Please, call me Caroline!”
In time, neither Caroline nor Officer Santos realised this, but they became very close and soon fell in love. Officer Santos loved spending time with little Janet, and he wanted to be with her and Caroline always.
And so one day he did.
He mustered all his courage, got down on his knees and proposed to her. “As awful as it sounds, I want to love and protect you and Janet for the rest of my life. Will you marry me and be mine forever, Caroline?”
“No!” – Caroline instantly replied, and the officer’s face grew saddened.
“No? But I thought we loved each other?”
Suddenly Caroline starts laughing. “Omg, look at your face! That, of course, is a yes. But what if I say no for real?” – She giggled.
“Good heavens, you scared me to death!” – he laughed, putting the ring on her finger. Then he hugged her and promised he would be there for her always, making Caroline blush.
“I love you! I couldn’t have found a better partner,” she told him.
A month later the charming couple were married and, as Officer Santos promised Caroline, he has become a much more loving husband and father. He loves his family more than anything and, amazingly, it was all due to an unexpected and wonderful encounter.