Nervous New Mom Gets Break from Sympathetic Judge

Nervous New Mom Gets Break from Sympathetic Judge

Catching a break or having someone show a little mercy can go a long way for someone in a difficult position. Whether it be because of an unexpected expense, job loss or some other unforeseen event, there are times when we are all in need of some mercy. One judge recently displayed compassion for a woman in a tight spot.

A video on TikTok shows a nervous young woman in court facing Judge Frank Caprio. The woman was standing in the judge’s courtroom to answer for several parking tickets.

As the judge explains in the clip, the woman has accumulated four overnight parking tickets, totaling $200 in fines. The woman tells the judge that she received the tickets from the same location. 

We learn the woman is in the process of changing places of employment. She will soon be starting at a bank.

Initially, the judge orders her to pay just $20 for the tickets. But a little later in the clip, we learn another big piece of information about the woman. 

She is the mother of a 10-month-old baby girl, whom she is caring for by herself. The judge changes his ruling.

“Oh, we can’t let you pay $20 because then, I don’t know, maybe when you go home tonight, you need some food for the baby and if you pay $20 here, maybe you won’t be able to afford the food, “the judge said. “So, I’m not going to do that.”

However, things take an unexpected turn and instead of paying the court, the judge gives her money. The judge mentions that people across the country send in money to help those in need.

“So, I am going to, from the generosity of people throughout the country who have sent in cash, I am going to give you $50,” the judge announces. 

The judge asks two things of the young single mother: she takes care of her infant daughter and helps someone in need down the road.

Deuteronomy 7:9 “Know therefore that the Lord your God, he is God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.”

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