BRO MOVE: Cop Stands In For Teens’ Parents At Graduation After They Were Killed By A Drunk Driver

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Eric Ellison


One of the shittiest things about life is that shitty things happen to good people.

By no fault of his own, Orange County, Texas senior Kazzie Portie was left parentless on May 24th, after a 29-year-old drunk driver smashed his pickup truck into his mom and dad’s motorcycle, killing them both.

Police officer Lt. Eric Ellison was one of the first at the scene and he was given the dreadful task of delivering the news to the Portie family, which he admitted was the hardest thing he’s ever had to do as a 21-year vet on the force, according to WTSP.

When he arrived at the Portie home, Kazzie, the youngest of five, was home alone. Upon hearing the news, Kazzie, the 18-year-old senior set to graduate a week later, expressed his hesitation for attending the ceremony. Officer Ellison, being a bro hero, decided to help relieve some of Kazzie’s grief and take on the role of a much needed support system.

Ellison told WTSP,

“I walked up on the stage he looked at me and I looked at him and we both cried and that’s OK.

I told him, ‘You’re going to walk and your folks are going to have a front row seat and I’m going to be there.”

 

The audience of 245 seniors and their families rose to their feet and erupted. Watch the scene below.

Support one another. Love one another. Bro moves only.

[H/T Elite Daily]

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