On a hot day in July, 2015, a 22-month-old girl was found unable to breathe after she swallowed a coin. Corporal Patrick Ray was dispatched to the scene, she was unresponsive. But the quick-thinking officer was able to clear the baby’s throat and got her to breathe again. But that was not the last time he would see this little girl.
On July 17, 2016, Corporal Patrick Ray and now 2-year-old Bexley Norvell had a tea party in a park in Rowlett, Texas, to celebrate the anniversary of the day Ray saved her life.
Professional photographer Chelle Cates was hired to capture the adorable outdoor affair, which included a brand new experience for Bexley.
Tea for two, one of whom was in blue.
“This was her first time eating Oreos ever and she definitely enjoyed every crumb of it,” Bexley’s mother, Tammy Norvell, told The Huffington Post.
“It has made me want to change people’s images and thoughts about these men and women that serve us every day,” Norvell said.
Norvell added that “a year after the incident, Ray accepted her invitation to do a tea party photo shoot with no hesitation whatsoever.” She also mentioned that when Bexley, who was being boosted up by a blanket so she could reach the table, offered the officer a blanket as well, he politely refused.
An officer and a gentleman, indeed. Please SHARE!
H/T: The Huffington Post.