‘I want to greet you, because you brought honour to me, your family and people. May Allah grant you heaven for what you did’
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has personally called a hero cop of the Sharjah Police to thank him for his kindness and generosity.
The policeman’s timely assistance offered to a motorist as his vehicle broke down in the middle of a busy highway has been garnering praise.
In a video that is going viral on social media, Sergeant Ahmed Hassan Al Hammadi can be seen all smiles as he converses with Sheikh Mohamed.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi is heard thanking Sgt Ahmed for his act that “made all Emiratis proud”.
“I am calling to hear your voice and to thank you for your act. I want to greet you, because you brought honour to me, your family and people. May Allah grant you heaven for what you did,” Sheikh Mohamed says.
When Sheikh Mohamed asks Sgt Ahmed if he wants anything, the officer says he wants to meet him.
Sheikh Mohamed responds that he would be happy to meet Ahmed.
Sgt Hammadi was on patrol duty when he spotted a man who was trying to move his car that had broken down on the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road. He went to his aid right away. Next thing the driver knew, the officer had already called for a towing service – and even paid for it.
When Sudanese national Zain Al Abidin tried to return the money, the officer’s answer touched his heart: “There’s no need, you are like my father or older brother.”
“I made sure to remember his name which I saw on his badge and thanked him through a live radio programme for others to know that goodness still exists,” Zain Al Abidin said.