Dad shares how traffic officer helped them with 6-week-old baby

Dad shares how traffic officer helped them with 6-week-old baby

- A thankful father took to Facebook to thank a kind traffic officer who helped them calm down their six-week-old baby

- Eckardt Winks revealed their baby had been crying when the traffic cop came over to help

- Without a word, she took the child from them and soothed the baby within a minute

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Traffic officers often get a bad rep when reality is not all of them are after cold drinks. There are really good traffic officers in Mzansi and one lady proved it.

A thankful dad, Eckardt Winks, took to Facebook to share how a traffic officer, whom he simply identified as Lihle, helped with their baby.

Winks wrote:

"Meet officer Lihle, from Cape Town's Traffic Department. While posted to a busy intersection along the beachfront in Kalkbay, she noticed us waiting to cross the road. We were struggling to calm our six-week-old baby, who was crying miserably. She marched over, lifted the child from our arms, then within 60 seconds had the baby soothed and happy once more.
"She herself was full of smiles as everyone around began applauding her. She did not hesitate that we are of a different race. Thank you officer Lihle. I am privileged to share this country, our city with you!"
Dad shares how traffic officer helped them with 6-week-old baby

Eckardt Winks shared how a traffic officer helped them when they were struggling to calm their newborn baby. Photo credit: Eckardt Winks/#ImStaying.
Source: Facebook

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The adorable story tugged on Mzansi social media users' heartstrings and they applauded the kind traffic officer.

Wendy Vermeulen commented:

"Nothing like a pair of strong, experienced arms to make a baby feel relaxed and safe! Wonderful, multitasking officer Lihle."

Freda Campbell wrote:

"Double love. South Africa can be great because it has so many wonderful people living in it. We can do it."

Nadia Harmse said:

"This should be the photo of the year. Absolutely beautiful."

It's not the first time an officer brought a smile to South Africans' faces. Briefly.co.za previously reported on an EMPD cop who was filmed dancing while directing traffic.

A woman, Manogari Nogz Moonsammy, posted an incredible video on her Facebook page.

"Friday vibes... This is how we do it on the East Rand. #spreadlovespreadlight," she captioned the video.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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