Norfolk, Va. - "I happened to see this story and I`m not gonna lie, tears came down. I got up went to my van got on the phone, called you."
The tears that rolled down Monique Lovejoy's face came from a story NewsChannel 3 aired Monday night.
A Virginia beach police officer took action to find a homeless couple a hotel room to call home on a chilly night
Austin Earlycutt and his diabetic 8-months pregnant girlfriend Renee Forbes were sleeping in their car and needed a place to stay.
"He went into his pocket and got money that he works hard for to pay for a night. We are absolutely grateful for that."
When Lovejoy saw the story, she also wanted to take action, especially after realizing she had a lot in common with the couple.
"At one point in time, I lived in my car with my kids. It`s not a good feeling. It just brings tears to my eyes to know that someone is living like that," Lovejoy said.
So now, it's her mission to take action.
"I actually didn`t really get sleep last night because I thought about them. I want to do something. I don`t care if they want a meal. I want to be able to cook them a home cooked meal. I have a lot of food, heat in my house. I can do something. Something's better than nothing," she said.