Police Officers Buy Groceries For Elderly Man Who Hadn't Eaten In Two Days

| by Karin Sun
Mount Pleasant officers delivering groceries to elderly manMount Pleasant officers delivering groceries to elderly man

Four police officers from Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, performed a heartwarming act of kindness for a needy resident.

On the night of Jan. 9, officers at the Mount Pleasant Police Department received a call from a local man saying that he had not eaten in two days, WAFF reports. The man's situation tugged on officers' heartstrings, and four of them decided to help him.

Officers Brian Gray, Nathan Bolton, Buddy Odom and Adam Runions went grocery shopping and bought enough food to keep the man fed for a month. They then delivered their purchases directly to the elderly resident's home and put them away in his cabinets for him.

This is not the first time police officers have performed a compassionate act for someone in need.  

In July 2015, local police in Roeland Park, Kansas, bought diapers and baby wipes for an impoverished mother who had tried to shoplift those items from a Wal-Mart store, the Kansas City Star reported at the time. 

The officers also bought shoes for the woman's children. 

Sources: WAFF, Kansas City Star / Photo Credit: Facebook via WAFF