Stressed boy calls emergency operator for help – with math homework!

Boy doing homework. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Boy doing homework. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

A 10-year-old schoolboy called emergency services for help with a difficult assignment – and a kind dispatcher patiently helped him.

Antonia Bundy, who works for the police department in Lafayette, Louisiana in the US, received a call earlier this month from an unnamed boy who urgently wanted help with the “ton of homework” he had.

In a voice recording posted on the department’s official Twitter page on Friday 25 January, Antonia can be heard calmly working with the youngster.

“I had a really bad day, and I just don’t know,” the boy began the call.

“What happened at school that made you have a bad day?” Antonia replied.

“I just have tons of homework,” he said then detailed that he specifically needed help with fractions, Metro reports.

“What’s three-fourths plus one-fourth?” the boy asked.

Antonia then worked through the sum and explained to the schoolboy how to solve it.

Afterwards the youngster thanked her.

“I’m sorry for calling you but I really needed help,” he said.

Lafayette Police Sergeant Matt Gard told NBC News that Antonia was a “hard worker”.

“She’s always very dedicated to what she does.”

Sources: Twitter, Metro, NBC News

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