Deputy's Act Of Kindness Goes Viral (Photos)

| by Sean Kelly

A deputy in Victorville, California, was praised after being captured on camera helping an elderly man in a wheelchair.

A witness, identified only as Mr. Haston, emailed photos to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department showing deputy Nathan Sims sitting on a bus bench next to a man in a wheelchair “perhaps just keeping him company as he waited for the bus to arrive.”

Sims was also photographed helping the man onto a bus.

"The scene led my thoughts to believe that the deputy was paying honor and respect to this gentleman,” a letter sent to Victorville’s watch commander said. “Thank you Sir for the integrity of this man under your supervision."

According to Sgt. Jerry Shelton, Sims’ act of kindness wasn’t surprising considering his nature.

“That’s his character,” Shelton said. "He’s just a super, super good, humble man.” 

“It happens much, much more than you would think,” Shelton added of Sims’ selfless act. “Nobody ever sees that part.”

Sources: KTLA, NBC Los Angeles / Photo credit:,