Pastor prays with Texas Trooper during traffic stop

SWEETWATER, TX (WHDH) — Police dashcam video out of Texas is going viral not for a hateful crime or gruesome crash, but for an act of generosity.

Pastor Wendell Davis was pulled over in Sweetwater, but instead of a ticket he got a hug and a very special moment.

“It was definitely a hiccup in my plan as I had never planned on being stopped,” Davis said.

Davis said he never thought a traffic stop would end with him giving a State Trooper a hug.

On Friday, Davis was headed to Dallas but was pulled over for an expired registration sticker and for not having a front license plate.

Trooper Connor Hardin did not give Davis a ticket.

“He then said, ‘I am going to give you two warnings and I would like to make two requests,'” Davis said.

Harding requested Davis make the changes to his car and Davis said he would.

“He said, ‘My second request is will you pray for me?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely, I will,'” Davis said. “And of course I know the climate within America. But that didn’t cloud
my mind, that didn’t come to mind.”

At the end of the prayer, Trooper Hardin had one more request.

“I said, ‘Sure, it’s only almost 100 degrees out here, so sure,'” Davis said. “And he said, ‘Can I have a hug?’ Well I had never been asked that by a state trooper and so I said,
‘sure’ and I hugged him,”

What Davis originally would have called a hiccup in his journey to Dallas, he now calls a “divine moment.”

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