Police officer spots 84-year-old woman walking on the side of the highway, drives her to hair appointment

What started out as an ordinary patrol turned into one viewed by hundreds of thousands.

Lance Hofmeister, a police officer with the Murfreesboro Police Department in Tennessee, was out during his shift when he came across an elderly woman walking along the side of a highway with a walker.

He pulled his vehicle over to check on her, and that’s when he learned the 84-year-old wasn’t lost, but had a destination in mind. So Hofmeister helped her get there and in the process created “a sweet moment” seen by many.

On the day that Hofmeister encountered Elizabeth Goode, the 84-year-old was on her way to a hair appointment. She had taken a bus from Nashville and gotten off at a stop about a mile away from the hair salon.

She was walking along the side of the highway when Hofmeister spotted her and asked if she would like a ride.

Goode agreed, and Hofmeister helped her into the back of his vehicle.

While the ride to the salon was short, the officer said it was a meaningful one as it brought back memories he shared with his grandmother who he recently lost.

“I lost my grandmother a couple of years back, and it just gave me that feeling all over again of just the sincere nostalgic – it was a great feeling.”

When the two arrived at the salon, someone in the parking lot caught the two walking inside and shared the clip on TikTok.


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“It was definitely a sweet moment, and I’ll always remember it,” Officer Hofmeister said.

Thanks to Officer Hofmeister Elizabeth was able to reach her destination safely.

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