A selfless act by a kind police officer for a homeless woman is making waves online.
Joshua Rounds posted to story on Facebook. He was at the mall when the officer was seen escorting the shoeless woman.
“I asked the officer if he was buying her a pair of shoes and he said yes. So we decided to offer another pair of shoes for her. She started crying and told us that she was homeless and hadn't had shoes in over 2 months. It was clear she was telling the truth. Between us and the police officer she walked out of payless with 2 pairs of shoes a pack of socks and a scarf since the weather is getting cold (the amazing payless cashier heard us helping her and talked to the manager and they gave us a 30% discount) thank you payless for the extra love.”
“The officer told her to meet her at the mall parking lot tomorrow at the same time so he can give her a bag of clothes that the department has. She was so thankful she couldn't stop crying. So thankful we could help her and so glad the police officer on duty took time out of his day to go in the mall with her and buy her things we take such granted for. So thankful our city is filled with helpful police officers. I won't say the officers name because I didn't ask him if i could. This just proves that all cops aren't bad.. Help it go viral to prove not all police officers are the same!!!”
The officer was identified as Deputy Bruce Pierson. He confirmed that he arrived at the mall after a report was made that the homeless teenager was seen looking for shade between parked cars. Upon arriving, he saw the girl's bare feet.
“She raised her foot, and her feet were blacker than my boots and calloused, and she said, 'I haven’t had shoes in two months,'” Bruce told KTLA.
So the officer took the teenager to a shoe store and had her pick out a pair. The girl, Franki, said she'd been homeless for six years and lived on the streets with two dogs and her boyfriend.
The officer believes what he did wasn't special, at least it shouldn't be.
“It was the right thing to do … I would hope any human would do that,” Bruce said.
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H/T: Opposing Views