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Utah County deputy thanks, apologizes to child who offered to pay for his meal

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Posted at 11:37 PM, May 29, 2021

SPANISH FORK, Utah — A deputy with the Utah County Sheriff's Office posted a video to Instagram Saturday, saying he was on a work call while in the drive-thru line at In-N-Out when a boy approached him and asked if he could pay for his meal.

"Being wrapped up in the conversation I was having on the phone, I told the young man, 'Oh, no, I'm good. Thank you, though,'" Deputy Greer Haymond said in the video (watch in full below).

Full video: Utah County deputy thanks, apologizes to child who offered to pay for his meal in emotional video

He then choked up as he addressed the boy directly and apologized. He said he was sorry for not giving the boy the attention he deserved, as well as for denying him an opportunity for an act of kindness.

Haymond said the interaction happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and that the boy was with his parents in a white Jeep Wrangler.

He asked those watching to reach out to him if they know who the boy is so he can meet him. He wants to thank him, apologize to him, and treat him to a meal.

On Sunday, FOX 13 learned that Haymond had been put in touch with the boy's family, and they are planning to meet up soon. He later posted a follow-up video thanking viewers for sharing his video and helping him to find the boy.