Life is definitely full of surprises and can pull one on you anytime without you seeing it coming. Ask Michael Patterson and he can tell you just how unexpectedly life can throw coincidences at your face without a moment’s notice. The trooper had an amazing encounter while on patrol duty in his cop car.
It was just like any other regular afternoon, nothing out of the ordinary was in the air, or so he thought until he pulled over a car for a minor traffic infraction. When he discovered who was driving the car he pulled over, it was simply unbelievable for both of them.
When trooper Michael Patterson pulled Matthew Bailey over from a traffic infringement, he didn’t think the man driving the car he pulled over was anyone of particular importance to him, until the two got talking. It was normal routine cop questions. But Michael soon discovered that this was special.
Bailey was once a cop like him, although now retired, but that wasn’t what interested him, it was when he discovered where Matthew Bailey was from, Piscataway, that he became acutely interested.
When he told the old cop he was from Piscataway too, Matthew asked him where he grew up and when Patterson told him, their conversation got even more strange. The young trooper had grown up on Poe Place in Piscataway, which was the same street where the old cop had delivered a baby over 27 years ago. Matthew Bailey and Michael Patterson were surprised at the coincidence.
Could there be a connection between them both? It seemed unlikely.
Matthew had only been a rookie cop then and by chance had to deliver a baby on Poe Place where Michael had lived. It was a remarkable experience for him, and despite being it being 27 years since the events of that day, he could still clearly recall every tiny detail including the details about the house including the color and the style of the building.
He also vividly remembered the name of the boy which he had helped to deliver, Michael.
What are the odds right? Here was Michael, 27 years later standing right face to face with the man that had helped to deliver him as a baby. It was simply astounding. Michael knew the story of his birth and how a cop was present and had helped in his delivery. He anxiously stretched out his hands and introduced himself. “My name is Michael Patterson, sir. Thank you for delivering me.”
Michael Patterson, the child Matthew Bailey had helped deliver had now grown up to become a cop himself. After spending just four years on the job, he was meeting the man that delivered him under the most unlikely of circumstances. He was no doubt amazed by the turn of events.
Bailey and his wife to wanted to thank them once again for playing a huge part in bringing Michael to the world 27 years ago.
It was such a beautiful surprise and a wonderful coincidence, and Michael and Matthew Bailey will cherish for many years to come.