"I related to the fact that I've been in that situation before. I realized this was the perfect opportunity to help him."

LaVonte Dell was pulled over on Monday in Westland, because of his tinted windows. When Officer Joshua Scaglione walked up to his car, he saw that Dell's 3-year-old daughter Lauren was not in a car seat.

"I asked him why is she back there without a car seat. It's not safe. He teared up a little bit and told me he was going through some tough times," Officer Scaglione told WXYZ-TV in Detroit.

He asked Dell to step out of the car; Dell said he was expecting the worst. Instead of giving him a ticket, Officer Scaglione took some time to talk to him, and told him that he's been in that situation before, and that it was the " the perfect opportunity to help him."

He followed him to a local Walmart, where the officer bought him a car seat. Dell says that, before he left, he forgot to get his name, but when his story went viral on Facebook, he found out the name of the man who had helped him.

"I feel like he should get the recognition. Everyone should know what he did," says Dell.