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Man's Selfless Gesture Goes Viral

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A kindhearted bus passenger in Vancouver walked home barefoot recently after giving his shoes and socks to a homeless man on the bus. The kind act was witness by an off-duty bus driver Surjit Virk, who called it a “soul-touching” moment.

“It made my heart melt,” Virk said. “He just took his shoes and socks off and said, 'You can take these, don't worry about me — I live close by and can walk.'”

Virk says that all too often, he witness people refusing to even sit in the vicinity of homeless people.

"People usually don't care or even look at other people on the bus,” he said. “…they didn't even want to sit beside this guy because of how he was dressed.”

When reached by the St. Catharine Standard for comment, the Good Samaritan declined to identify himself.

“I felt bad for the guy,” the 27-year-old man said. “He was wearing plastic hairnets on his feet. I was only about a two-minute walk from home, so I thought I could give him my shoes.”

Sources: St. Catharine Standard, Huffington Post

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