There are days it seems nobody loves parking officers and days the sun shines just right upon their careers. Sunday was a sunny day, as the Washington Post Magazine’s weekly profile a of D.C. resident focused on city resident, father of four, and parking enforcement officer Jason Thomas.

Jason Thomas loves his job—he loves helping people, keeping cars and people moving, and yes, enforcing rules (really, who doesn’t?). Kudos to him on a great mainstream media story. Read his profile here.